15 January 2019

Kenya: State House Cautions Against Sharing Terror Attack Photos

Photo: Dennis Onsongo/Nation Media Group
At least 50 more people have been rescued from the Dusit Hotel complex by security officers on Wednesday, January 15, 2019.

The government has appealed to Kenyans not to share pictures from the suspected terror attack at the dusitD2 complex in Nairobi.

In a tweet, State House said sharing of clips or pictures via various social media platforms "aids those behind such atrocities."

In a subsequent news conference, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet echoed the sentiments and encouraged members of the public "to flag such disturbing images or information in order to bring them to the attention of necessary authorities."

"We wish to urge everyone not to share, forward, retweet, these disturbing information or images as doing so will only abet the aims of the enemy."

Boinnet said sympathizers of the attackers were circulating old footage or photos in an attempt to spread fear among members of the public.

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