Kenyan gathered for the twentieth anniversary of the August 7, 1998, bomb attack on the US Embassy in Kenya that killed 213 people and injured more than 5,000 others.
Twelve Americans died in the attacks, including two CIA agents at the Nairobi embassy, in the horrific event planned by Al Qaeda terror group that was led by Osama bin Laden.
On Tuesday 7, Kenyans gathered at the Memorial park in Nairobi to remember all the heroes and victims who perished on the fateful day.
“As we remember the sadness of that day, we recall also the acts of heroism, compassion, and caring. So many people assisted the injured, comforted the victims or retrieved the bodies of those who had died,” US embassy tweeted.
— H i s t o r yK E (@HistoryKE) August 7, 2018
Today marks 20 years since the tragic Aug 7, 1998 Bomb Blast. Our emergency response teams worked day and night to save lives and alleviate the suffering of those that were affected. Our thoughts and prayers to all who were directly affected and the nation at large. #Aug7at20 pic.twitter.com/3uIoZM8mfq
— Kenya Red Cross (@KenyaRedCross) August 7, 2018
— The Star, Kenya (@TheStarKenya) August 7, 2018
Ali Mwadama was on his way to the bank at 10:35 on August 7th 1998, when a bomb blast changed his life. Today marks 20 years since 200+ were killed and thousands injured in the US Embassy Bombings – al Qaeda’s first major attack. @ReutersAfrica Read story https://t.co/ei1yDz1ABH pic.twitter.com/8OSawEA9lD
— Cecilie Kallestrup (@Cecilie_K) August 7, 2018
On August 7th 1998, a deadly bomb exploded in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya killing at least 257 people and more than 5,000 injured. Today, Kenya, East Africa in unity remember and honor all those who died and suffered because of the bomb blast.
— NBS Television (@nbstv) August 7, 2018
The only realtime picture of the 1998 bomb blast,it was taken milliseconds after the blast as the blast cloud is clearly seen in the frame.The picture was taken by a construction worker at the nearby times tower which was under construction. pic.twitter.com/dZm12zKGeP
— JACKOH ® (@ShikukuJack) August 7, 2018