15 January 2019, Hotel and business complex attacked, Nairobi, Kenya

Jan Wed, 2019 Hotel Attacks

On 15 January 2019, al Shabaab fighters raided the hotel and office complex at 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi, Kenya. The hotel in question is the dusitD2 nairobi (written in lower case), a 101-room, five-star hotel located at 14 Riverside Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.

It is owned by the Dusit Thani Group, a professional, decades old hospitality company, which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. The company has 29 properties, mainly in Asia, but it also has hotels in the Middle East and Africa. Here is a bullet point list of the bare facts of the attack to date:

An analysis of the Nairobi hotel/business complex attack will follow as more details emerge.

Sources and further reading:

IG Boinnet asks Kenyans to be Calm as Police try to flush out Terrorists from Dusit Hotel,” Daily Active Kenya, 15 January 2019.

14 Riverside Drive attack: What we know so far,” The Standard, 15 January 2019.

WATCH: Somali officials reportedly in Nairobi hotel at time of attacks; progress made in containing the situation,” News24 via the Associated Press, 15 January 2019.

BREAKING: Suspected Bomb Explodes along Riverside Drive in Nairobi,” Daily Active Kenya, 15 January 2019.

“WATCH: Somali officials reportedly in Nairobi hotel at time of attacks; progress made in containing the situation,” News24 and Associated Press, 15 January 2019; and “WATCH: Survivors of Nairobi hotel attack describe horror,” News24 and Associated Press, 15 January 2019.

Security footage shows gunmen looking for victims in Kenya terror attack,” CBS News, 15 January 2019.

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