Around lunchtime today (28 May 2012) a huge blast went off on Moi Avenue, down town Nairobi. It damged shops, caused a large fire and left a wide crater.
According to an eye witness, the blast created a large amout of debris leaving 33 people injured, 5 of them are in a critical condition. The PM Raila Odinga was quick to blame terrorists but investigations are still underway to determine the cause of the explosion.
The powerful explosion shook buildings surrounding the area and evacuation process began. Rumours about the cause of the blast range from gas explosion, electrical fault and terrorism.
Our office is 3km from the explosion and we are both ok.