Kenyan Government Takes Action After Somalia Bombing

  • Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has stated that Kenya will evacuate 31 victims of the Somalia bombing to Nairobi.

    Ms Mohammed also stated that the government would send 31 tonnes of medicine to Somalia.

    Assistant Director Public Communications at Government of Kenya Edwin Limo confirmed this to kenyans.co.ke.

    The CS made the announcement following Saturday's blast in Mogadishu, Somalia, which involved a truck packed with several hundred kilograms of military-grade and homemade explosives.[caption caption="Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohammed"][/caption]

    The truck exploded on Saturday afternoon at a busy road junction, reducing buildings to heaps of rubble and leaving vehicles in flames.

    On Monday morning, Somalia’s Information Minister announced that 276 people had died in the attack with at least 300 people injured.

    More than 30 people who sustained severe injuries during the blast were airlifted to Turkey by military air ambulance after the Turkish health minister visited the Somali capital.

    Somalia officials declared this as one of the worst ever bombings in the war-torn East African country.

    Al Shabaab and Al-Qaeda militia groups have carried out dozens of suicide bombings in a bid to overthrow the country's internationally-backed government.

    There was, however, no immediate claim of responsibility by any of the two militia groups.

    [caption caption="Scene of the explosion in Mogadishu"][/caption]