Incident Summary:

06/13/2010: On Sunday evening, at the Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, unknown assailants threw three grenades at a group of civilians attending a rally protesting the draft constitution, killing six people and injuring 109 people. No damage was reported and no group claimed responsibility for the attack, although it was widely believed those who support the referendum or Muslim extremists were responsible.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
At the Uhuru Park in Nairobi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Weapon Details
Three grenades 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 6 Fatalities / 109 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 109
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
East African Standard, "Kenyan Government Launches Probe into Grenade Explosions at Public Rally," World News Connection, East African Standard, June 15, 2010.
Press TV, "Kenya Blasts Kill Five, Injure 80 at Rally,"§ionid=351020506 (June 13, 2010).
National Counterterrorism Center, "Several People Killed, Scores of Others Wounded in Grenade Attack in Nairobi, Kenya," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, October 26, 2010.