One of Africa’s most innovative fintech startups lost six colleagues in the Nairobi attack

The financial payments company Cellulant said it lost six of its employees during the terrorist attack on Jan. 15 at an upscale hotel and office complex in Nairobi.

The employees, all male, comprised of the head of product development, three engineers, a quality assurance tester, along with the head of information security. Cellulant operated an office out of the Cavendish building in the 14 Riverside compound. The assault, claimed by terrorist group al-Shabaab, left 21 people dead including Kenyan and foreign nationals.

In remembering their lives, Cellulant said the six had “put their lives on the line in a true act of leadership, selflessness, and bravery to save the lives of their fellow colleagues.”

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