Here are some noteworthy moments covered on Twitter.
Drama in riverside standby— Crime Watch Nairobi (@suemc_phee) January 15, 2019
The calm shatters.
suicide bomber blew himself up in Secret garden. More terrorists came in vehicles and are still on the grounds. Just spoke to a buddy who works for Genafrica, who have offices there. They're trying to secure two members of staff who are holed up in there…— MuthuiMkenya 🇰🇪 (@MuthuiMkenya) January 15, 2019
First documentary video of the attack by journalist John Allan Namu.
If you’re in the buildings under attack: look for cover (a quiet room will do). Put your phone on silent, switch lights off (if possible), and stay quiet. Don’t feel obligated to keep updating people (also, save phone battery).— Wallace Kantai (@wgkantai) January 15, 2019
Some early advice.
Breaking news advice.
Just emailed/escalated to senior African @facebook execs to turn in the crisis response for Nairobi after #RiversideAttack at the Dusit and 14 Riverside area.— Mark Kaigwa (@MKaigwa) January 15, 2019
Hoping they respond and enable it for the +8.5 million Kenyans on Facebook. 😥 pic.twitter.com/wvCrPh6ZDK
This is a Twitter thread, but Facebook has more reach in a crisis.
Everyone's asking "Who's this man?"— Yuri (@ArcherMishale) January 15, 2019
His name is Inayat Kassam, an experienced combatives and shooting instructor. He was one of the first responders at the scene. #RiversideAttack pic.twitter.com/GH8OfNOfE7
Volunteer first responders.
Pleas for help.
An officer responded so fast that he wasn’t even able to wear the correct footwear then y’all keyboard ninjas and rumor mongers go ahead to share his pictures and brand him a terrorist! SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!— JILL 🇰🇪 (@JILLKUI) January 16, 2019
The Brave 6:— Cellulant (@Cellulant) January 19, 2019
They put their lives on the line in a true act of leadership, selflessness and bravery to save the lives of their fellow colleagues in the Riverside terrorist attack in Nairobi. #CellulantBrave6 pic.twitter.com/BJOZilq8uc
‘It has been truly been the best time of my life.’ They were only married for 5 months before terrorists took him from her 💔 https://t.co/2GPzb1kMCy— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) January 25, 2019
Really sad to hear of the death of Jason Spindler CEO of I – DEV, a strong player and supporter of the Kenyan Tech Ecosystem. We pray for God's grace & comfort for the family and team at I-Dev. 💔💔💔 #RIPJason#14Riverside #KenyaAttack #WeShallOvercome pic.twitter.com/K3kDo8iNoG— Sam Gichuru (@SamGichuru) January 16, 2019
No man should burry his child leave alone his two children at once.— Wanja Maina 🌍™ (@wanjaah) January 16, 2019
Mzee,Yassin Jama, Nairobi business man and owner of Kilimanjaro chain of restaurants lost two sons in the #RiversideAttack.
Very sad 😥😥😥 https://t.co/VDGpPubrdw
Terrorism has no religion, tribe, or colour. Islam does not condone terrorism.
Survivors and Survival Tales
I left the building as i was when the suicide bomber set off the explosion. I have no phone or any of my personal belongings but i escaped with the greatest possession of all. My life. Others were not so luck and i pray for their families.— Arnolda Shiundu (@ArnoldaShiundu) January 15, 2019
We’ve been rescued from Dusit. I have a new found respect for Kenyan cops, so professional as they evacuated us. Thank you all for the prayers 🙏— brian kuira (@kuirab) January 15, 2019
Yesterday's attack at 14 Riverside was a tragic day for Kenya, the most frightening day we have experienced as a Company. God has been gracious, and the joint operation by Kenya’s Security, Rescue & Emergency teams were to say the least – meticulous, precise and swift. #thread pic.twitter.com/ea2nR2YgeT— Redhouse Group (@RedhouseGroupKe) January 16, 2019
We survived! My purple shoes carried me! https://t.co/ADOvzr41SS— mumbi keega (@mumbikeega) January 16, 2019
This one scene has refused to leave my mind a lady crying holding onto a plain clothed officer, saying i am going to die, police officer answers, not today my sister you will not die. #Rversideattack— Sarah Kimani (@sarahkimani) January 15, 2019
Keep hope alive.
Guys also know that the @NPSOfficial_KE 999 number works, I called and it went through, that's how some of us were rescued!!!— Lynne (@Cher0tich) January 15, 2019
All I&M Bank customers, staff and assets unharmed and I&M Bank incident referred above did not happen. We must refrain from spreading rumours. ˆKT— I&M Bank Ltd (@imbankke) January 15, 2019
Bank customers okay.
Very disturbing images published by @GettyImages, accredited to @kabirdhanji, from the Riverside/Dusit incident. Others posted by @nytimes attributed to Khalil Senosi (for @AP) in an article by @kimidefreytas. Absolutely distasteful, disgusting and deplorable. An utter disgrace.— Fadhili Kanini (@FQanini) January 15, 2019
The @NYTimes know what they are doing by showing people of colour in compromising positions and have had this debate before via @Ngartia – https://t.co/6XNIegrAle— Mark Kaigwa (@MKaigwa) January 16, 2019
and @weldonwk (w/ screenshots in case you've maxed out your NYT free articles) https://t.co/AH7IQhsHnY
The foreign media, and the New York Times become a talking point.
We wish to inform the general public that bomb experts from the @DCI_Kenya are still combing the scene of the Dusit incident for any remaining explosives or booby traps that could have been left by the slain attackers. 1/2— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) January 17, 2019
Situation updates by the Police.
Can we help organise food and drink for the security forces and LFH guys still at 14 Riverside? Chai, mandazis, coffee, donuts, porridge etc? Its been a long night for them while we slept and they are still on the ground.— Jax (@Jackie_Arkle) January 16, 2019
Calls for support.
I would to CORRECT this post I personally went to @javahouseafrica & picked 2 giant thermos containers, snacks & mango juice @FourPointsNBO Also donated chai & snacks— Digital Humanitarian (@PhilipOgola) January 17, 2019
@ResqueBnB & @akenyangirl @mcstano among many well-wishers also brought food pic.twitter.com/sD3PFNjMyt
Corporate support for the responders.
We appreciate all the help and support we are receiving. For free counselling services, kindly refer to the contact information provided in the poster.#14Riverside #WeAreStrong #UnityIsOurStrength pic.twitter.com/HODdGByIfn— dusitD2 nairobi (@dusitD2nairobi) January 18, 2019
Counseling and therapy services.
Support to Families of Abdalla and Feisal— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) January 18, 2019
Under 4hours if it’s start, Sh736,000 raised and the target is Sh10,000,000. Help give the families hopes. https://t.co/FqBkl5LnM1
A big thank you to all the people who attended and made the fundraiser a successful event. https://t.co/yCknj8xJ8W— Hon. Fatuma Gedi (@Hon_FatumaGedi) February 3, 2019
Support the victims’ families.
Yes individuals who were at Dusitd2 got a temporary accommodation. We're awaiting authorities to give the go ahead on retrieving guest and staff property due to the evacuation.— dusitD2 nairobi (@dusitD2nairobi) January 19, 2019
Just a reminder that here at USIU-A, the Continuity Center, @continuityea @USIUAfrica, is offering free office space with work stations, computers, phone lines, for 100+ employees of firms located at 14 Riverside Drive while they wait for their offices to be fixed#WeHaveOvercome pic.twitter.com/pBnXixGIKL— Scott Bellows (@ScottProfessor) January 17, 2019
Supporting business continuity.
When militants attacked a Kenya hotel last week, an elite U.S.-trained Kenyan unit called SPEAR was at the heart of the response, and police worked side by side work a number of foreign operatives. Here's the details, with @DG_Lewis: https://t.co/TeV4oU0gbj— Katharine Houreld (@khoureld) January 20, 2019
Interior CS Dr. @FredMatiangi accompanied by PS @Karanjakibicho & other senior government officials visited GSU officers based at the GSU headquarters and thanked them for the role they played in quelling the 14 Riverside Drive security threat, last Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/N0E9Xv93jR— IG (rtd) Joseph K. Boinnet (@JBoinnet) January 18, 2019
14 Riverside reopens on January 28.
ALERT: Credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal areas of Kenya. We remind the public of the continued need for heightened vigilance throughout Kenya. Read more: https://t.co/5BQGNQ9hvF— U.S. Embassy Nairobi (@USEmbassyKenya) February 4, 2019
Remain vigilant! – US Embassy cautions.
Public Announcement on Charges Preferred Against Eastleigh Branch Manager Over The 14 Riverside Attack. pic.twitter.com/7u2VyTdfcN— DTB Kenya (@DTBKenya) February 20, 2019
Bank manager charged with failing to report suspicious funds transactions linked to the attack.
Hotel Reopens – August 1, 2019.
One flag, through six Dusit Hotels & Resorts in honor of the our six fallen heroes. #d2nairobiflagtour #d2reopening #dusitKEmoments @CapitalFMKenya @DavidRudisha @tunajibu @magicalkenya @Min_TourismKE @kenya pic.twitter.com/U6AHILSQi4— dusitD2 nairobi (@dusitD2nairobi) July 30, 2019
Flag flies around the world to six countries, passing Bhutan, Thailand, Cairo, China, and Dubai in honour of the hotel’s fallen heroes.
The @KenyaAirways captain hands over the @dusitd2nairobi flag to the General Manager Michael Metaxas and @Min_TourismKE representative Ms. Fatuma#d2reopening #weareback #weareunbowed@CapitalFMKenya @KenyaRedCross @rudishadavid @magicalkenya pic.twitter.com/dfuvd0xszq— dusitD2 nairobi (@dusitD2nairobi) July 31, 2019
Hotel ceremonies to mark the reopening.
Cellulant wins an award for resilience from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) – Jan 14 2020.
What other notable tweets did you see this week?