A day of terror: Behind plan to rain down fire, death on Nairobi

What you need to know:

  • Al-Qaeda had established its operations in Kenya sometime in 1993 when it registered a business in Nairobi under the name Asma Ltd.
  • Records show Asma Ltd was registered by Khalid Fawwaz, who later transferred it to al-Qaeda military commander Abu al Banshiri.

Nobody would have thought the five traders were terrorists. But from 1993 to the time they detonated a bomb outside the US embassy in Nairobi, they masked themselves as tourists, and fish, khat and goat traders.