Gunshots heard in hotel and office complex in Kenyan capital
15 January 2019 | 4:13 pm
A large fire and sustained gunfire sent workers fleeing for their lives at an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday (January 15) afternoon, Reuters witnesses said.
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