Twin explosions rock Kenyan capital

Two explosions have killed at least 10 people in

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, according to the

country's National Disaster Operations Centre.

One blast on Friday targeted a 14-passenger

vehicle that Kenyans use for public transport,

the disaster centre said.

Another explosion occurred in Gikomba

market, located to the east of the capital's

central business district.

"Very many people are injured. I don't know

how many are dead but for sure there are

fatalities," said Mwangi Maina, a trader who

was selling second-hand shoes at Gikomba


The Kenyan Red Cross said that five of its

ambulances were evacuating casualties from

the blast sites and that more than 10 people

were hospitalised.

A spokesman for the Kenyatta National

Hospital, Nairobi's main hospital, told the AFP

news agency that eight bodies were brought to

the hospital and "more than 70" people

admitted for treatment, many of them in a

serious condition.

"Many of the injured are bleeding profusely.

We need a lot of blood," said Simon

Ithae, the spokesman.

The bombings came amid a wave of attacks in

Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa.

Several countries issued new travel warnings

for Kenya and hundreds of British tourists

were evacuated from resorts near Mombasa on

Thursday and Friday.

Three people were killed and 86 other people

were injured in twin bus blasts in Nairobi

earlier this month that were blamed on groups

connected to the al-Qaeda-linked, Somali-

based group, al-Shabab.

The US embassy said that more than 100

people have been killed in shootings, grenade

attacks and small bombs in Kenya over the past

18 months.

No one has claimed responsibility for Friday's



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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