A Post reporter was shot in the head and killed while reporting in the Kenyan capital on Wednesday, the latest incident in a string of gun violence in the nation.
In a statement, the Post said it “deeply regrets” the incident, adding that “we mourn the loss of our colleague, who was a good friend and a valued colleague.”
A Post employee was also injured in the shooting, but he was treated and released.
A few hours earlier, another employee at the Washington Post, David E. Sanger, was shot after a gun battle with two gunmen outside the newsroom.
He later died at a hospital.
The latest incident came as President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit Kenya, which he had threatened to impose a travel ban on as a response to a series of deadly attacks by Somali extremists.
The Post was the first major news organization to report on the shooting and described Sanger as a “dedicated reporter.”
A Post spokesman said Sanger was “in the midst of a major reporting assignment and was responding to an urgent news story.”
“He was a dedicated reporter, and his death is a devastating loss,” the spokesman said in a statement.
“The safety of our colleagues and the safety of the community is our top priority.”
Sanger was one of the Post’s top newsmakers, known for his sharp reporting and for covering events that could impact his career.
In addition to reporting on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, he was a regular contributor to The Post.
Sanger’s colleague, Andrew W. Mellon, a reporter for the Washington Examiner, was also killed in the shootout with gunmen outside his Washington Post newsroom on Wednesday morning.
His colleagues were treated and evacuated after the gunfire.
The shooting comes as Trump is set to travel to Kenya to attend the opening of a $50 billion aid package that the White House has called the largest single-country humanitarian aid package in U.S. history.
The U.N. says nearly $30 billion is needed for the country.
Kenya is home to some 6 million U.R.F. refugees, including millions of people who fled the country’s civil war, and its political and economic situation is worsening as the country struggles with poverty and corruption.
The country is also home to a small number of Western diplomats.