Incident Summary:

11/24/2011: Unidentified assailants threw a grenade into the pub at the Kwa Chege Hotel in central Garissa, North Eastern province, Kenya. At least three people were injured in the explosion; two of the victims died from their injuries shortly after the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident and specific motive is unknown; however, officials blame the attack on Al-Shabaab. This was one of two grenade attacks on public businesses in Garissa on the same evening.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
The Kwa Chege Hotel in central Garissa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity A hotel
Specific Description The pub and patrons at Kwa Chege Hotel
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two Grenade Attacks Kill Five in Garissa," Somalia Report, November 24, 2011.
"Four killed in grenade attacks and landmine explosion in northern Kenya," Xinhua News Agency, November 24, 2011.