Gunshots and explosion at 14 Riverside, Westlands

Militant attack at Riverside, Nairobi over as it claims 14 lives

Explosions and gunfire were heard at 14 Riverside, Westlands on Wednesday afternoon in Nairobi.

According to Aljazeera, Somalia-based armed group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

“We are currently conducting an operation in Nairobi.” the group’s military operations spokesman told Al Jazeera.

14 Riverside is an exclusive office park development with unique streetscapes set over 5 acres of secluded, landscaped gardens. Designed for flexibility and spread over 6 blocks with state of the art lobbies & public spaces, the development introduces a new level of luxurious quality and design.

The Kenya police confirmed the attack through their social feed stating that “Police wishes to confirm that there has been an attack incident along 14 Riverside Drive. The area has since been cordoned off and motorists are advised to use alternative routes to facilitate smooth operations of the Police.”

At around 16:46 pm, Dan Obura, who works at Red House Agency said he could “…here people being evacuated downstairs,” after “The gunshots have stopped.”

“Overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of life and grace for my colleagues and I, the outpouring of love and well wishes from people on here, my friends who texted me through the entire ordeal, my family who even went to police stations frantically trying to find help,” said Miss Rachel.