Saturday 25 February 2017

Man shot dead after stabbing guard at US Embassy in Kenya

The US Embassy confirmed that there was a shooting
The US Embassy confirmed that there was a shooting

A man has been shot dead after stabbing a policeman guarding the perimeter wall of the US Embassy in Nairobi, officials in Kenya say.

Vitalis Otieno, the officer in charge of the Gigiri area that hosts several embassies, said a pedestrian walking along the street stabbed the policeman on Thursday and attempted to take his gun.

Mr Otieno said the identity of the attacker is known to police and says he is a Kenyan from the volatile region of Wajir.

The US Embassy confirmed that there was a shooting and said no embassy personnel were involved.

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