attacked the U.S. embassy in Nairobi. Then it was located
opposite railway terminus, not in Gigiri. Over 200 people were
killed,” offered Kimani.
At the site of the
blast, families of those who died and injured, among dignitaries
from the U.S. and Kenya gathered on Tuesday morning to pray and
mark the day.
“I was working for
the government in community area when the blast happened. I am
retired but to date, when Aug. 7 reaches, I still remember the
sound of the blast as if it is yesterday,” said Joseph Moganyi
at the site.
Moganyi noted that
as the country marks the day, Kenyans should spare a thought for
those who were injured and still bear the scars in any way.
“Those who suffered
in the attack have never been compensated despite their lives
being ruined. It is something both the Kenyan and U.S.
governments should consider,” said Moganyi, who worked at the
social protection office.
The U.S. embassy in
Nairobi asked Kenyans and Americans to remember and honor all
who died or were injured.
Henry Wandera, an
economics lecturer in Nairobi, said the blast in Nairobi exposed
to the world the kind of enemy it was fighting.
“It is after the
Nairobi and Dar es Salaam attacks that the fight against
terrorism was stepped up and Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was
marked a wanted man. It is good he paid the price of the attack
with his life,” he said.
He noted that while
Kenya managed to curb terror attacks, the danger still lurks in
the form of the Somali-based group al-Shabab.