Incident Summary:

08/02/2001: Unidentified gunmen shot and killed Tony Ndilinge, a Kenyan African National Union (KANU) member of parliament, in Githurai, Makueni district, Kenya. Sources suggested that the gunmen shot Ndilinge while they were all in Ndilinge's car. Authorities initially thought the killing was the result of a robbery, but they later discarded this theory as Ndilinge was found with money and other personal belongings. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The Brooklyn Club in Githurai, a neighborhood in eastern Nairobi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Kenya African National Union (KANU)
Specific Description Tony Ndilinge, parliament member
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
No weapon detail was provided.
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
William Maclean, "Killing of MP poses familiar puzzle for Kenyans," Reuters, August, 2, 2001.
"Kenyan police probe apparent assassination of ruling party MP," Agence France-Presse, August 3, 2001.