Death toll in DusitD2 attack rises to 21

Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet gives a press briefing at Jogoo House in Nairobi on January 15, 2018 following the DusitD2 hotel attack. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Boinett said 16 were Kenyans, one Briton, one American; the nationality of the remaining three is not yet known.
  • About 700 people were rescued from the compound since the start of the attack on Tuesday through the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The death toll from a bomb and gun attack by Islamist militants on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi has risen to 21, Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet says.

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