May 28, 2012
NAIROBI – A blast struck a shopping complex in Nairobi’s business district during Monday’s lunch hour, wounding more than two dozen people, but there was confusion over whether the explosion was caused by a bomb or electrical fault.
Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere told reporters it was too early to determine the cause of the blast. He said blackened wires inside the trading centre indicated a possible electrical fault and ruled out a grenade attack.
Two shopkeepers, however, told Reuters independently that they saw a man drop a bag inside the trading centre moments before the blast.
“Maybe it is these al Qaeda people. They are wasting life for nothing. Just innocent people going about their business,” said Wilfred Kimani who was several blocks away when the blast occurred.