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Eastleigh business community close shops in honour of terror victims and survivors


Members of the Eastleigh Business District Association on Friday morning closed down their shops for an hour to honour the victims and survivors of the Dusit D2 terror attack.

More than 1,000 shops along First Avenue closed as the traders all stood along the streets in honor of the 21 lives which were lost during the terror attack.

The businessmen and women were joined by elders, Muslim clerics and area residents.

Some of the closed shops at Al Habib Business Complex along First Avenue in Eastleigh on January 18, 2019 when members of the Eastleigh Business District Association (EBDA) closed their shops for an hour to honour the victims and survivors of the Dusit terror attack. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Some of the closed shops at Al Habib Business Complex along First Avenue in Eastleigh on January 18, 2019 when members of the Eastleigh Business District Association (EBDA) closed their shops for an hour to honour the victims and survivors of the Dusit terror attack. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

SUSPECTS

Kamukunji Member of Parliament, Yussuf Hassan, led the businessmen and women in a peaceful procession as they marched along the street from Yare Plaza.

“We send our condolences to all those who have been affected. We also express our support to the government and we stand together with all Kenyans,” the MP said.

He also called upon the government to use all its resources to investigate and arrest all the suspects involved in committing the attack.

Administration Police officers stand on guard along First Avenue in Eastleigh on January 18, 2019 when members of the Eastleigh Business District Association (EBDA) closed their shops for an hour to honour the victims and survivors of the Dusit terror attack. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Administration Police officers stand on guard along First Avenue in Eastleigh on January 18, 2019 when members of the Eastleigh Business District Association (EBDA) closed their shops for an hour to honour the victims and survivors of the Dusit terror attack. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

INVESTIGATIONS

The MP also said that Al Shabaab no longer enjoys any support in their community.

“We reject its ideologies, they don’t represent us and they don’t speak for us,” he said.

Investigations into the attack are going on with seven suspects already in custody.

Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) with help from western security experts are still combing the scene of crime for evidence and any explosive which may have been left behind by the terrorists.

Yare Plaza Business Complex along First Avenue in Eastleigh on January 18, 2019 when members of the Eastleigh Business District Association (EBDA) closed their shops for an hour to honour the victims and survivors of the Dusit terror attack. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Yare Plaza Business Complex along First Avenue in Eastleigh on January 18, 2019 when members of the Eastleigh Business District Association (EBDA) closed their shops for an hour to honour the victims and survivors of the Dusit terror attack. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU