Incident Summary:

10/28/2017: Assailants opened fire on police officers in Kayole neighborhood, Nairobi, Kenya. Two officers were killed and their weapon were stolen in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201710280028

When:
2017-10-28

Country:
Kenya

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nairobi

City:
Nairobi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kayole neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Kenya Police Service (KPS)
Specific Description Officers: Constable Linus Inima, Constable James Gitahi
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles 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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
Sources
"2 police officers shot dead in Kayole," Daily Nation (Kenya), October 28, 2017."
"2 police officers shot dead in Kayole, Nairobi," Africa News Hub, October 28, 2017."
"Two police officers killed in attack in Kayole, Nairobi," Kenya Today, October 28, 2017."