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Ambassador Kirk Tours the Memorial Park Embassy in Nairobi

08/06/2009 - 9:20am

Today United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk toured the Memorial Park Embassy bombing site in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Memorial Park Embassy bombing site, which was opened in 2001, was designed to honor those who were injured and killed in the August 7, 1998 terrorist bombing on the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. The bombing killed 207 Kenyans and 12 Americans.

During the visit, Ambassador Kirk talked to bombing survivors, including Michael Macharia, a 14-year-old, whose father died in the bombing when he was only 3 years old. See pictures of the visit below.

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