Nairobi News


No Australian killed in Dusit terror attack – High Commission

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs has clarified that no Australian died in Tuesday’s terror attack at 14 Riverside complex.

The Australian High Commission is located meters away from the site of the attack and was reopened on Thursday.

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson disowned media reports of an Australian man who was allegedly killed in the attack after coming to visit his Kenyan girlfriend.

“The Australian High Commission in Nairobi has confirmed that an individual reported by some media as an Australian victim of the attack on the DusitD2 Hotel complex was not an Australian citizen,” the spokesperson wrote.

“The High Commission continues to seek further information from local authorities to confirm whether any Australians were affected by the attack,” the spokesperson added.

The commission further stated that all its staff are safe and that the High Commission not affected by the attack.

Two foreigners, a British charity worker Luke Potter and an American tech executive Jason Spindler, died in Tuesday’s attack alongside 16 Kenyans and three unidentified persons of African descent.