Some of you may have heard the reports of an explosion in downtown Nairobi, caused by what may have been a suicide bomber. Here's one of the many news stories:
It could have been worse, but it's still pretty shocking to have this happen here. Understandably, people are concerned, although it's too soon to be sure what really happened; the Kenyan police are investigating, and our Regional Security Office is keeping a close eye on developments. The incident has not as yet been tied to any organization.
This happened miles away from my home and office - I'm perfectly safe. Tomorrow I leave for 9 days in Kigali, Rwanda, and the PEPFAR HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting, where I expect to have little to no internet access. By the time I return, the dust should have settled and the security issues will be clearer.