The Jericho Bar in the Kisauni area of Mombasa, NOT frequented by tourists it should be mentioned, was subject to a grenade being thrown into the premises, was by tourism sources called an opportunistic crime like similar incidents previously in Nairobi but not part of a wider campaign as was suggested by the US Embassys decision to withdraw all their personnel from Kenyas Indian Ocean port city.
At least one person was reported killed while up to a dozen others sustained various degrees of injuries and are admitted in hospitals around Mombasa for treatment.
This has happened in Nairobi before and some of the culprits were caught. They are individuals and probably not part of a bigger network.
The Kenyan government has demanded that the controversial statement be recalled with one source in Nairobi calling it highly irregular and not in the spirit of friendly relations.