Kenya: Four dead in blast at gas station
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said that four people were killed in a blast at a gas station on Friday night.
Kenya’s government is currently investigating a suicide bomb attack at a petrol station in the western town of Nairobi on Friday that killed at least five people.
The gas station, which is owned by the state-owned oil company Kenya Petroleum and Petrochemical, was targeted by the group, who have carried out several suicide bombings in the past.
The Kenya Police Service (KSP) said the blast at the gas station left at least three people injured.
Police Commissioner Peter Taweba said four people died, while two others were wounded in the blast.
Three others were hospitalized and are in a stable condition, police said.KSP said the explosion was not suspicious and no arrests had been made.
Kenyan President Uhuuru Kenya has announced that a suicide bomber had targeted a gas company in Nairobis western town on Friday evening.
The government is investigating the attack, which killed at the time five people including the gas pump owner.
The bomb, which was detonated in the early hours of Friday morning, also injured several people, KSP said.
The attack is the latest in a string of attacks in the capital city that have claimed dozens of lives since last year.
The attacks have been blamed on the Islamist group al-Shabab.
Kenyatta is currently seeking to form a government with a new parliament that would replace the current one, and he has also called on residents to be vigilant against threats.