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Balloons ignite smiles in Kenya

2011-11-07 16:21

Nairobi - Thousands of yellow balloons are floating above commuters in downtown Nairobi, igniting smiles among Kenyans wary after two recent grenade attacks.

Yazmany Arboleda, an American artist who organised the balloon distribution, said Monday's giveaway is the third in a series of seven art projects around the world known as "Monday Morning".

But Arboleda said the balloon giveaway in Kenya has taken on added meaning since Somali militants last month threatened to carry out terror attacks in Nairobi after Kenya's military moved into southern Somalia.

The balloon giveaway took place near a crowded bus stop where one person was killed in a grenade attack last month.

Comments
  • Servaas - 2011-11-07 16:34

    Going to MISS Kenya!! Was there today and it was brilliant!

      Heiku - 2011-11-07 17:00

      I got back yesterday. Must say the traffic was HORRIBLE

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