Armed citizen and private security instructor Inayat Kassam helped get people to safety in yesterday’s attack in Nairobi, Kenya. He was at the 2013 Westgate Mall attack where he assisted local police in rescuing victims while the attack was still going on.
“According to his bio, Kassam offers classes, courses, and workshop training in Nairobi. In addition, he offers combative and survival training.
They include H. E. A. T. (Hostile Environment Awareness Training), Carjacking – Mitigation and survival, Response To Active Shooter Scenario and Unarmed Personal Preservation (Advanced, offered on EDA Krav Maga platform) among others.
He is an experienced combatives and shooting instructor, in addition to being an EDA Krav Maga Instructor.
Mr Kassam is the Managing Director of Scorpio Africa Ltd based in Nairobi.
His team provides security management and training in the form of security personnel, unarmed/armed training and certified firearm training (based upon the ITA South African curriculum).
He is certified as an Advanced Tactical Shooting Instructor with ITA, and has also trained with various entities such as SKOPOS, ACT, and AMOK over the course of the last 9 years.”
“Gun in hand and no bullet-proof jacket, Inayat Kassam braved gunshots and blasts at 14 Riverside Drive that was attacked on Tuesday.”
“He is the only licensed rifle handling trainer in Africa outside South Africa.
As sounds of heavy blasts and gun fires at the Dusit hotel complex surged yesterday, Kassam could be seen charging into the building and coming out holding people rescued on one hand rushing them to safety and the other hand clenching a gun.”
“Speaking to Citizen TV last year during the fifth memorial of Westage attack, Kassam said his instincts drive him to respond to difficult situations.
Asked whether he ever thinks about his life and safety as he get to the risky scenes, an emotional Kassam said "yes I do, but the drive to rescue more lives is more”.
Welcome to our Ted Talk on how not to take pictures in Africa 101. Nairobi, Kenya.
Employ empathy when taking street photographs as a tourist or as a photographer, foreign or local—the fact that you are an indigene does not exempt you either. Remember Africans are humans too and not some exhibition for your viewing pleasure. Don’t be a creep.
We came across this picture on the web, we don’t know who the photographer is. It’s obvious that this Maasai man did not want his picture taken and this was an invasion of his privacy. He clearly expressed his desire not to be photographed but this was totally disregarded. Ask yourself, how would you feel/react if you were in his shoes?
For those of you who didn’t know that Lupita Nyongo’s nationality is Mexican!
“While her Kenyan ethnicity and African Black race seeps through her pores… her Nationality is also something undeniable.
Many factors can play a part in being a member of the AfroLatinx Diaspora Family. Whether your African ancestry dates back to the transatlantic slave trade, or a post colonial migration, when you find a person with a culture and bloodline that links them to Africa, and they themselves or their parents were born in and/or culturally influenced in Latin America… you are by definition an Afro Latinx. ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾” (Source)