Several nations have come together to send their prayers and messages of hope to Lebanon following the massive explosion at its capital Beirut that left at least 100 dead, thousands homeless and several others injured.
The explosion was reportedly caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left unsecured for 6 years in a warehouse according to the Lebanese Prime Minister.
With several videos of the incident making rounds on social media, a video of Kenyans watching from a distance has surfaced.
The Kenyans recording the video are heard speaking in the Kikuyu language as they constantly call on God while expressing dismay.
I hear Kenyans on the background. pic.twitter.com/5yeTorLsYG
— Moses Maina (@mainamos) August 4, 2020
A section of Kenyans living in Lebanon have also taken to social media groups to check up on each other with quite a number expressing that they are okay.
Although the Kenyan government is yet to release information on whether some of the victims are Kenyan nationals, some officials like PS to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Macharia Kamau as well as the head of State Kenyatta have sent their condolences and expressed support for Lebanon.
2/2 President Kenyatta expressed Kenya's sympathy for the Lebanese people and wished them God's comfort as they come to terms with the regrettable destruction of their iconic capital city.
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) August 5, 2020
This explosion comes barely weeks after the Kenyan government revealed its intentions to send officials to Lebanon consulate to investigate claims of abuse and exploitation at the office following a report by CNN.