Bomb threat for Kenyan conference venue.
Security is a major concern for ICANN’s upcoming meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The situation took a negative turn yesterday, when ICANN received a U.S. State Department notice about a potential terrorist attack on the conference center where the meeting will be held:
As of early February 2010, individuals affiliated with al-Shabaab al-Islamiya were planning suicide bombing attacks on the US Embassy and Kenyan International Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The individuals were targeting the KICC because it was deemed the largest and oldest building associated with the Kenyan government. The US Embassy was targeted for its support of the Kenyan government. As of early February, the individuals planning to carry out the attacks were living in Somali communities in Kenya. We have no additional information regarding the possible individuals involved in the plot, timing, or method of the attack.
This is all the information we have at this time, and we will continue to keep you updated if there are any potential updates.
Sammy Buruchara, Chairman of the ICANN 2010 Local Steering Committee in Nairobi, has issued a statement reassuring guests that the Kenyan Government is “committed to ensure your safety during the ICANN event and will take necessary security measures to guarantee the safety of all participants during the Conference.”
too bad 🙁 they supposed discuss abt security and they need security for them self for a meeting
Domain Investor says
“committed to ensure your safety during the ICANN event and will take necessary security measures to guarantee the safety of all participants during the Conference.”
As I read this comment above, I kept hearing in my brain “trust me.”
Then, “OOPS !!”
how can they promise their safety when they can’t even manage their own country
what let’s you believe they cannot control their own country ?
“what let’s you believe they cannot control their own country ?”
In case you havn’t heard, they have wild animals running all over the place.
I didnt know the kenyan domainers were so angry, ICANN really needs to stop making so many people angry like that, maybe its time to turn things over to atbitration or something?
I guess you never lived or worked there.
Only pseudo spiritual Germans with wonderlust go to Kenya, Stefan
A domainer must have taken over planning where the meetings are 🙂
“pseudo spiritual Germans” I thought they also had a booming sex industry there.
what wild animals are you referring to? Welcome to 2010.
maqui berry says
they must have used privacy protection 😀
jeff you are just a sadist, you need to know more about Kenya. Knowlegde is power, and little knowledge is very dangerous.