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apparent suicide bombing in Nairobi - Singing in the Flames

singing_phoenix
Date: 2007-06-11 14:45
Subject: apparent suicide bombing in Nairobi
Security: Public
Mood:shockedshocked

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:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKL1153359220070611?pageNumber=1

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.

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Kitanzi
User: kitanzi
Date: 2007-06-11 18:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm just glad you're okay! Um, if you WEREN'T, who would they notify?
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The Cajun Gypsy
User: thatcrazycajun
Date: 2007-06-12 01:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Most likely her mom or her sister, followed by me.
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Sue
User: crowatdusk
Date: 2007-06-12 02:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Safe trip to Rwanda! Sounds like you haven't had a chance to catch your breath before you're traveling again. How do you stay "grounded"?

Be well :-)
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