Kenya Grenade attack on restaurant most likely not tourism related
The recent grenade attack on a tourist restaurant in Kenya may not be touyrism related at all, but could be a part of a drug war after all.
The recent grenade attack on a tourist restaurant in Kenya may not be touyrism related at all, but could be a part of a drug war after all. One source wrote: ‘Grenade thrown from a passing car landing on the Makuti roof dropping onto the floor injuring 10 – 4 of which seriously – NO tourists harmed as per reliable police sources. Could be a local drug gang war rather than targeting tourists for which there would have been far more vulnerable objects and also not at 4.30 am !!
In addition have the same sources just confirmed that no tourists have come to harm at the grenade attack at the Tandoori Bar in Diani, described as a ‘pub frequented by residents’.
The following statement was also just received, issued by Mr. Adam H. A. Sheikh, CEC Member Tourism, County Government of Kwale:
This morning at about 330am, a grenade was hurled at a pub predominantly frequented by resident revelers along the Diani Beach Road a few meters away from Shakatak night club. His excellency the governor of Kwale County Salim Mvurya accompanied by Regional Police commander Mr. Adoli and other county government officials visited the crime scene as well as the injured at the hospital. 10 persons sustained injuries, 4 were treated and discharged immediately, while 6 are still undergoing treatment at Msabweni Hospital.
This is an isolated criminal act and authorities are pursuing leads to bring to book those behind this heinous and cowardly act. The motive of the attackers remains unclear. We are appealing to members of the public with information regarding this incident to liaise with security agencies so that we ride our beautiful Diani Beach off these thugs. The unfortunate incidence was not targeted at tourists and therefore should not take the angle of an international terrorism. Our visitors are urged to remain calm and continue to have fun as authorities have promised to beef up more security in the region.