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Kenya: Victims of Nairobi embassy bombing urge US compensation for attack01:29

Kenya: Victims of Nairobi embassy bombing urge US compensation for attack

Kenya, Nairobi
July 23, 2015 at 18:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters gathered in Nairobi ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country, to protest against the lack of compensation from the US for the victims of the August 7, 1998, United States embassy bombings in the Kenyan capital, Thursday. The protest converged at the August Seventh Memorial Park, which had been locked by authorities, ahead of the president's expected visit to the site on July 24.

Protester and victim of the attack, Joseph Kibiwot Tek, urged the president to consider "compensating us the way they have done to the other victims." While Mary Nyokabi Njoroge, another protester who was also a victim of the attack, hoped that Obama "will give us something, so as victims we can get medicines and hospital treatment."

The attack killed 213 people and up to 4,000 were injured in the attack, which was conducted by Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda group. Although the attacks were directed at Americans, the majority of those injured were Kenyan citizens.

Kenya: Victims of Nairobi embassy bombing urge US compensation for attack01:29
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Dozens of protesters gathered in Nairobi ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country, to protest against the lack of compensation from the US for the victims of the August 7, 1998, United States embassy bombings in the Kenyan capital, Thursday. The protest converged at the August Seventh Memorial Park, which had been locked by authorities, ahead of the president's expected visit to the site on July 24.

Protester and victim of the attack, Joseph Kibiwot Tek, urged the president to consider "compensating us the way they have done to the other victims." While Mary Nyokabi Njoroge, another protester who was also a victim of the attack, hoped that Obama "will give us something, so as victims we can get medicines and hospital treatment."

The attack killed 213 people and up to 4,000 were injured in the attack, which was conducted by Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda group. Although the attacks were directed at Americans, the majority of those injured were Kenyan citizens.

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