The man that was shot dead outside the US embassy in Gigiri, Nairobi has been identified.
The man is said to have attacked a GSU officer who was manning the entrance with a knife.
Witnesses say that the man had tried to take the police officer’s gun and tried to force himself into the embassy when he was shot dead.
The attacker who was suspected to be an Al- shabab terrorist has been identified as Abdimahat Ibrahim Hassan a 24 year old from Wajir County.
This information was on his legitimate Kenyan ID.
A witness said that the man looked very agitated when he tried to attack the GSU officers at the Embassy.
Employees at the US embassy scrambled for cover upon hearing the shooting when the attacker was shot dead.
Police have begun investigations to find out the motive behind the attack