How Dusit attack marked recast of local terrorism

Workers are guided to safety by security agents during the rescue operation at DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi on January 15, 2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Within minutes of the first gunshots and explosions, specialised units were on site helping to evacuate people as others combed buildings from floor to floor.
  • Journalists were blocked from accessing the scene and the best they could do to get wind of what was going on was to interview evacuated people.

The first sign that something big was happening at Dusit luxury hotel and complex in Westlands, Nairobi, on January 15 came through tweets.

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