August 18, 1998 |
Elijah Ngito Owino, who worked as a payroll clerk in one of the buildings in downtown Nairobi destroyed by a terrorist bomb, is missing. Two months ago, his wife, Zena Ngito, died of malaria. Their two children, Calvin Biko, 9, and Michelle Ngito, 8, understand that their mom is gone. But they keep asking, "Where's Daddy?" Ten days after bombs aimed at U.S.
August 13, 1998 |
Several suspects were detained Wednesday in connection with the bombing of the U.S. Embassy here, even as rescue crews ended a round-the-clock search for survivors after unearthing the body of "Rose"--a Kenyan who had become a symbol of hope for this grief-stricken nation.
June 6, 1999 |
A former Army sergeant accused of conspiring with terrorists to murder Americans helped move Osama bin Laden from Pakistan to Sudan and trained members of his terrorist organization, according to newly unsealed court documents. The FBI complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan suggested there was a close relationship between Ali Mohamed, 46, a native of Egypt, and Bin Laden, the suspected mastermind of the Aug. 7 bombings of U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
January 8, 1999 |
The two U.S. embassies in Africa that were shattered by terrorist bombs in August were vulnerable to attack because of decades of inattention to security, a senior administration official said Thursday, summarizing the findings of an official review board. The board said many U.S. diplomatic missions around the world have similar deficiencies and are tempting targets for terrorists.
August 11, 1998 |
When looking for clues about a big bomb blast, the rule of thumb is think small. Very small. "We are taking it one shovel at a time," said an FBI investigator, skirting between the U.S. Embassy here and a mound of debris across the street. "Everything has to be scrutinized." The U.S. investigation into the bomb blast in Kenya, in its first day of hands-on work Monday, is being played out in minute detail on the vast grounds of the Kenyan national railway headquarters.
August 16, 1998 |
U.S. investigators are heading to Pakistan to question a man who was reported to have confessed to bombing two American embassies in East Africa, U.S. authorities said Saturday. Meanwhile, a guard at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, identified a photograph shown to him by the FBI as someone he had seen at the bombing, a U.S. official said.