Kenya Westgate Mall Attack: social media sources

There are times when you feel useless. Those times when you realize that it could have been you, but it is not, and you realize that sometime, randomness is what makes the difference. The Westgate situation is one of those situations.

So, while I am in Italy and I feel as useless as I could possibly feel, I need to occupy my time not to get crazy. And this blogpost is what I can do, little and maybe not that useful, but still something that is helping me to be up to date on the situation.

I am going to keep adding information and sources using this Google doc. Please, feel free to add there any other relevant source that you are using.

 

Twitter

Kenyan Police: https://twitter.com/PoliceKE

RedCross: https://twitter.com/KenyaRedCross

The Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre: https://twitter.com/NDOCKenya

Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government in The Office of the President: https://twitter.com/InteriorKE

Kenya MissingPersons, Official account for Kenya Missing and Unidentified Persons: https://twitter.com/MissingKenyans

US Embassy in NBO: https://twitter.com/USEmbassyKenya

Kenyatta twitter account : https://twitter.com/UKenyatta

 

Twitter (local media)

RadioFM: https://twitter.com/CapitalFM_kenya

Citizens TV News: https://twitter.com/CitizenTVNews

Daily nation: https://twitter.com/dailynation

NTV Kenya: https://twitter.com/ntvkenya

The Standard Digital: https://twitter.com/StandardKenya

 

Twitter (Individual People)

Daniel Howden, Contributor to The Economist. Co-Producer of Stolen Seas doc on Somali piracy: @howden_africa

Robyn Kriel: eNCA East Africa Bureau Chief. FCA East Africa co-chair. Zimbabwean/South African: @robynleekriel

Robert Nagila: Reporter – CCTV AFRICA: @Rnagila

Nicole Sobecki : reporter – AFP : @nicolesobecki

Ohaga Ohaga: Journalist/Socialist/Realist/Idealist/Writer/Blogger. Communications Officer for a National NGO: @ohagaohaga

 

Hashtags

#WestgateAttack, #WestagateMall, #WeAreOne, #westgateshootout #kenya #Nairobi, #Westgate. #WestgatemallAttack

 

Facebook

Westgate Attack: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Westgate-Attacks

Westgate Mall Attack Kenya: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Westgate-Mall-Attacks-Kenya

 

Official **verified** information

Kenya Red Cross: https://www.kenyaredcross.org

http://www.scribd.com/doc/170021448/Update-by-His-Excellency-President-Uhuru-Kenyatta-on-Westgate-Mall-Terror-Attack

 

Phone services

Hot Line: +254714820219

The KRCS Emergency Operation Centre: 1199, 0700395395, 0738395395

 

Phone donations:

M-PESA No. 848484

 (thanks to Joseph Richard Pollack from the SBTF for the help in compiling this)

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3 Responses to Kenya Westgate Mall Attack: social media sources

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  3. I am still spooked by our meal there at the ArtCaffe. It was the last dinner I had in Nairobi.

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