3 people are confirmed dead after twin bus bombs exploded along the newly built and busy Thika Road highway in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, security sources report.
60 people were injured in the Thika road blasts and 20 of them are in critical condition, officials have confirmed, indicating that actual reports on the causalities would be made late Monday.
The buses blown in the Thika road blasts were from two different bus companies, Jean, and Mwi-SACCO.
On the Sunday Thika road blast, blood and broken glass littered the road 1 kilometer from the scene of the other bombed bus. The buses had left town and were heading to residential areas in the city’s outskirts.
The Al-Shabaab terror cells are responsible for these attacks. They planted improvised explosive devices in the buses and detonated them near areas where everyone would see besides areas of very strategic value to the country.
One of the buses, a green one from the MWI-SACCO company, had its rear window blown off and all windows shattered, while the other bus, red in color, had a huge hole ripped out of its side.
Several passengers from the buses were being treated on the road, while the severely wounded were rushed to hospitals.
Terrorism has plagued Kenya, making it the most bombed country by terrorists in record.
According to security agencies Somali Islamist militants have been carrying out these attacks in retaliation to Kenya’s intervention in neighboring Somalia in October 2011.
Al-Shabaab want the immediate withdraw its troops from Somalia but Kenya has blatantly rejected their demand.
Accepting such demands would only embolden the terrorists. It is a standard practice by nations not to negotiate with terrorists.
Mombasa Blasts and Thika Road Blasts Connected
The Thika road bus bombings came hours after the Mombasa blasts which claimed 4 lives in the coastal tourist city of Mombasa after a bus was blown up by terrorists.
The same terrorists who bombed Mombasa are the same that have bombed the Nairobi-Githurai buses.