Comedian Eric Omondi and his former boss Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill were among the people who made it out alive after DusitD2 hotel terror attack at 14 Riverside Drive, Westlands.
At least 22 people have died after the attack. Police managed to free at least 700 people from the premises, and shot down two militants who had been cornered in the building.
“By the way, I was there,” he said. “But we will be fine and everyone who was involved. We are strong.”
Singer Willy Paul also revealed that he made out of the building through an exit door and jumped over the hotel’s fence during the attack.
We exited through an the emergency exit, although at that time It was already jam packed with people who want to get away in a frenzy. Once we got outside, there was a fence. Everyone rushed toward the fence but we first had to go through an open area. The fear of dying got my adrenaline pumping I tried helping some ladies but they were too many. I sympathized with some of them because the fence was too high for them,” he said in an interview with Kiss FM.
Other prominent names present during the attack and were rescued are Boni Khalwale’s daughter and Musalia Mudavadi’s son.
Football journalist James Oduor popularly known as ‘Odu Cobra’ however was among those killed by the Al Shabab militants. Oduor had taken to Twitter several minutes after the attack started to ask for help saying he was trapped in one of the rooms.
Singer Mercy Masika had a moving testimony to share given that she was supposed to be in the building when the attack happened. According to the singer, Jalang’o, who had parked behind her, delayed her by several minutes and in turn, changed everything.
“Your car blocked us yesterday while I was going to my salon at Dusit for my 3:30pm appointment. God used your car to delay us. We thank God,” Masika told Jalang’o