Update: 86 injured in Thika road blast


The number of those injured during Sunday’s blast on Thika Road in Nairobi is 86, the government has said.

Reports had earlier indicated that 70 people were injured during the incident.

47 were admitted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, 32 at Kenyatta National Hospital and seven at St Francis Community Hospital in Kasarani.

A tweet from the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre, @NDOCKenya, said:

“Of the 86 admitted with injuries, 67 have been treated and released, mostly for soft tissue injuries.”

The Red Cross has also set up a tracking centre at the Kenyatta National Hospital and can be contacted through the emergency number 0715820219.

The government has urged Kenyans to report any suspicious activity as the fight against terrorism is stepped up.

Three people were killed in near-simultaneous explosions on the Thika Superhighway on Sunday.

An explosion went off on a 52-seater bus named Jeean at the Homeland bus stop opposite Garden City, outside Homeland Inn near Kenya Breweries at around 5.05pm.

A second explosion went off inside a Mwisacco bus at the Kasarani underpass at around 5.29pm.


One of the two vehicles involved in the blasts along Thika Road May 4, 2014. Photo/EVANS HABIL

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