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Kenya: Death Toll in al-Shabab Attack on Nairobi Hotel Rises to 21

HeadlineJan 17, 2019

In Kenya, the death toll from Tuesday’s attack on a luxury hotel in the capital Nairobi has risen to 21—plus five assailants—with Kenya’s Red Cross warning that 50 people remain missing. In a statement, the Somalia-based al-Shabab group claimed the assault was retaliation for President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Among the dead was at least one U.S. citizen: businessman Jason Spindler, who in 2001 survived the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

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