Take Care of Your People: Bombing in Nairobi, 1998

“I could not take away people’s pain or anger or injuries or post-traumatic stress,  but I could accompany them.” Ambassador Prudence Bushnell leads the US Embassy in Nairobi through the aftermath of a massive bomb attack on August 7, 1998. 213 people died instantly, 500 were wounded, 750 businesses were blown up. Says Bushnell, “Take care of your people, the rest will follow.”

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