Four killed in explosion on bus in Kenyan capital

String of attacks on the 50th anniversary week of Kenya’s independence have left 13 people dead since Tuesday.

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Published: Mon 16 Dec 2013, 1:39 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:21 PM

Four people were killed and 36 others wounded in an explosion on a Nairobi bus on Saturday, Kenyan officials said of the fourth attack in the 50th anniversary week of Kenya’s independence.

The string of attacks, for which no one has claimed responsibility, have left a total of 13 people dead since Tuesday.

“We are investigating to establish if the explosion was caused by a grenade or an improvised explosive devise, we also want to establish if the attacker was in the vehicle or if it was thrown at it,” said Benson Kibue, Nairobi area police chief.

According to the police, the bus came from Nairobi’s Eastleigh neighbourhood, home to a sizeable Somali community. The blast happened in the nearby Pangani area, sometimes referred to as “Little Mogadishu”.

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