Our Hearts and Thoughts Go Out to Nairobi September 23, 2013  by      

We are deeply saddened by the events that have unfolded over the weekend in Nairobi.  On Saturday, 10-15 attackers stormed into the Westgate shopping centre (an upscale mall located in the Westlands area of Nairobi) with guns and grenades.  As of Monday morning, 68 people have been confirmed killed and more than 170 injured with the attackers in a stand-off with security forces.  The situation continues to change, and we hope that a peaceful resolution comes soon.

CFK has been calling friends, staff, participants and partners across the city to make sure all are safe, and we believe that all are out of harm’s way. In those conversations, one sentiment is always the same, “This has affected everyone.  Almost everyone knows someone who was there.”  CFK continues to follow up with its networks and support one another through this tragedy.  Our thoughts are with Nairobi as they work through this trying time.

To stay informed:

Daily Nation Kenya: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Heavy-explosions-at-Westgate/-/1056/2003982/-/s41tigz/-/index.html

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/23/world/africa/kenya-mall-attack/index.html

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24206913

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