Kenyans online have narrated where they were when the August 7th 1998 Bomblast happened.
The bomb which attacked the United States Embassy in Kenya, killed 213 people and injuring more than 5,000 others. The blast masterminded by the Osama bin Laden-led Al Qaeda terror group killed 11 people at the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam and injured 85 others.
Kenyans online are remembering where they were on the fateful day.
The Kenyan Gyne, Simon Kigondu wrote that the blast presented a chance for him to learn how to insert a cannula. He wrote: “August 7th 1998 I was attending to Bomb blast victims as a medical student of @uonbi college of health sciences, working at @KNH_hospital that I learnt how to insert an intravenous cannula.”
Another user Catherine Waithera said: “I had just jumped into a matatu going to a garage in South B..( the stage was where now Rongai matatus are).Stopped to eat lunch at a pals place,and were watching the TV. For a few minutes we argued amongst o/selves who changed the channel😳To sirens& pandemonium.A💣 had gone
Earlier today, Azimio Leaders Martha Karua, Kalonzo Musyoka joined Kenyans in memorial service at Bomblast Park.
The leaders called for compensation of the victims’ families to allow for closure.
“Let this be the year that we gain compensation and thus closure. The two governments must come together and see what can be done to the victims of the bomb blast,” Karua said.
Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka said, “If lessons in Nairobi were taken seriously, the Westgate mall attack on September 11 might not have happened.”