Incident Summary:

05/09/2008: On Friday, unknown gunmen shot and killed a United Nations World Food Program official in Loki, Rift Valley, Kenya. The attackers ambushed the official a few hundred meters from the UN compound main gate, firing at the car with AK-47 rifles. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Rift Valley


Location Details:
The incident occurred on a road leading to the main gate of the UN compound in Loki, Rift Valley, Kenya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations World Food Program
Specific Description A United Nations World Food Program official
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47's 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
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
Lexis Nexis, "UN Food Agency Shocked by Killing of Staffer in Kenya," Agence France Presse, May 9, 2008.
All Africa, "WFP Official Killed in Lokichoggio," All Africa,