A group of armed men conducted a coordinated assault against the DusitD2 Hotel, in the 14 Riverside Drive commercial compound of Nairobi’s Westlands district at approximately 1500hrs local time on 15 January 2019. The Complex attack on the facility incorporated Small Arms Fire (SAF) and explosives, including a suspected Suicide Vest Improvised Explosive Device (SVIED).
The city of Nairobi and other major urban areas in Kenya have been in a heightened state of alert following the DusitD2 attack, with the potential for ongoing traffic and business interruptions within the capital as police and military resources are deployed to carry out post-incident operations. There remains an elevated threat of terrorism in Nairobi due to ongoing insurgent activity in neighboring Somalia and while historically Al-Shabab militants have not demonstrated a capability to deliver successive, high-impact attacks in the capital in quick succession, the risk of further arrests, intelligence warnings and potential plots against international businesses cannot be ruled out. Find out more in our Nairobi DusitD2 Post Incident Report.