Incident Summary:

05/20/2001: Three people were injured when youths threw petrol bombs into a political rally for the opposition and incited a stampede in Busia, Busia district, Kenya around 2pm. No group claimed responsibility for the incident and no estimate of any physical damage was given.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
A rally in the town of Busia, in Busia district, in the western area of Kenya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Democratic Party rally
Specific Description Mwai Kibaki, the democratic leader, and the rally he planned, along with political supporters and other politicians at the rally
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Petrol bombs were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Youths (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Petrol bomb, stampede at Kenyan opposition rally," Reuters, May 21, 2001.
"Opposition leader Mwai Kibaki attacked with petrol bomb in west," East African Standard website, May 21, 2001.