Yesterday (17 January), Kenyan authorities arrested nine more people for their alleged involvement in Tuesday’s attack on the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi. According to police, this brought the total number of suspects detained to 11.
The attack took the lives of 20 civilians, including British charity worker Luke Potter and one police officer. All five attackers were killed during the incident..
An explosive left over from the attack was found and safely detonated by Kenyan bomb disposal experts, and the Kenya Red Cross said no one appeared to be missing after it checked nearly 100 reported cases.
Reforms made since the 2013 attack on the nearby Westgate Mall were reflected in the improved response times of the Kenyan security services and it was “much better handled” according to informational minister Joseph Mucheru.
Speaking to journalists, he said: “The speed, the response and the conclusion of this matter was swift.”