Riverside Attack: Red Cross Release Rescue & Response Statement

  • Red Cross volunteers and staff responding to the Riverside attack. Twitter
  • The Kenya Red Cross has issued a rescue and response update revealing that 50 people were still unaccounted for.

    In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the organisation stated that they were working with the government to attend to families that have been affected by the unfortunate incident.

    "Tracing services are ongoing both at the Chiromo campus along the Dusit D2 hotel and Chiromo mortuary where KRCS is supporting families searching for their loved ones.

    "A total of 94 cases were reported missing as of 16th January 2019 at 1500hrs, 44 cases had been closed positively while 50 cases remain pending," the statement read in part.

    Emergency services respond to the terros attack at Riverside.

    Psychosocial support is also underway due to the trauma experienced by those affected both directly and indirectly.

    This is a service that is also being offered via telephone for those unable to access the counsellors stationed at the Chiromo campus and Chiromo mortuary. A total of 180 individuals have so far received professional counselling.

    At least 30 injuries were reported and were evacuated to the Kenyatta National Hospital, Aga Khan Hospital, Avenue Park Hospital, MP Shah and Coptic Hospital among other health facilities.

    Overall, approximately 700 people were evacuated and 14 deaths reported as indicated by the National Government.

    "I want to congratulate the Government of Kenya for a well-coordinated operation and thank the Kenya Police for their good leadership during the response period. I further thank all Kenyans for their goodwill messages and support during this difficult period,"

    KRCS Secretary General Abbas Gullet.

    "It is always encouraging to see our nation come together during such time and may we continue to stand together even during normal time and build Kenya," KRCS Secretary General Abbas Gullet stated.

    Here is the statement:

    Statement by Kenya Red Cross