At least one killed in Nairobi explosion
At least one person has been killed in an explosion in a Somali suburb of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, on the eve of a visit by Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State. A dozen more were reportedly injured in the blast, which hit Nairobi's Eastleigh neighbourhood. There were conflict reports of a grenade attack and suicide bomber.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, the latest in a string of attacks in Kenya.
Mrs Clinton, on an 11-day, seven-nation Africa tour, is due to travel to Kenya on Saturday, where she is due to meet with Kenyan leaders and officials from Somalia's government, which is preparing to end its mandate later this month.
Nairobi's Eastleigh district is home to thousands of Kenyan ethnic Somalis, as well as Somalis who have fled more than two decades of war in their nation.
Posted by: Steve White