US embassy in Nairobi to remain closed on Friday

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 28 October 2016 saa 02:16
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The United States embassy in Nairobi, including its consular section, will remain closed today following the shooting incident on Thursday.

According to a statement posted on the embassy’s website, the consular will resume business on October 31.

However, emergency services for US citizens will be available, the embassy said.

A man was shot dead outside the embassy after he stabbed a General Service Unit (GSU) officer with a knife.

A statement released by the US embassy confirmed the shooting incident adding that, “no Embassy personnel were involved.”

The suspect was trying to forcibly gain entry into the embassy when he was blocked by the Kenyan officer at the gate.

The attacker stabbed the GSU officer on the head and right hand before the officer gunned him down.

FBI detectives at the scene where a man was killed on October 27, 2016 after attempting to attack a GSU officer on duty at the US embassy in Nairobi.


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