Ken on 25th Sep

This photo shows a visibly shaken and injured Nakumatt employee being rescued by soldiers on Monday night, at the Westgate Mall.The building was at this time not secure, although Kenyan forces said they had control of most floors.It’s not clear how the guy got saved, but he will be praising God for weeks, probably years to come, for this moment. Photo...

Ken on 25th Sep

Nairobi senator Mike Sonko was in the front line to help victims at Saturday’s Westgate terror attack.The flamboyant politician had a military bulletproof vest, and the kind of headgear worn by anti-riot police.Where did he get them from? Good question. © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 25th Sep

This video had been doing rounds before President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed that three floors had caved in at Westgate Mall.In the video, burnt cars are seen at the rooftop parking, as if there was some kind of explosion.The video puts into doubt Interior Secretary, Joseph ole Lenku’s theory that the black smoke seen coming out of the building...

Ken on 25th Sep

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday announced that three floors have caved in at the Westgate Mall building. A lot of work will go to its reconstruction, and a lot of effort to return it to its former glory.In just a few hours, the attackers destroyed one of Kenya’s premier shopping destination, and caused deaths and injuries to tens of people. Here...

Ken on 25th Sep

The two biggest newspapers in Kenya, Nation and Standard, have offered free obituaries for those killed at the Westgate terrorist attack.Nation will have theirs on Saturday, 28th September, while Standard has not stated a specific date.This was Standard’s message.To stand with you in this difficult time, The Standard Group will provide free...

Ken on 24th Sep

Standard on Sunday columnist, Makau Mutua, was yesterday the subject of attack on Twitter following what seemed like a stupid tweet at the worst possible time.The controversial columnist suggested that Deputy President William Ruto was using the Westgate attack to evade justice at the ICC.Ruto had on Saturday requested the court to adjourn, so he...

Ken on 24th Sep

There have been reports in foreign media that Samantha Lewthwaite, widow of July 2005 London bomber Jermaine Lindsay, was commandeering the terrorists at Westgate Mall.According to Reuters, a white woman is believed to have been killed by Kenyan forces at the Mall, collaborating witness accounts that there was a woman among the gunmen. Apparently,...

Ken on 24th Sep

Othaya residents on Sunday got a pleasant surprise after retired president Mwai Kibaki decided to ‘walk around town’. Kibaki was in a jovial mood, and went around greeting residents, who formed big crowds after learning he was around.The former president has largely kept off the limelight, only appearing in public during big events. It’s...

Ken on 24th Sep

In one of the few case of true love, president Uhuru’s nephew Mbugua Mwangi, who died at Westgate Mall on Saturday, is said to have taken several bullets as he shielded his fiancée Rosemary Wahito.Mbugua was a son to Catherine Mwangi, a sister to nominated Senator Beth Mugo and former politician Ngengi Muigai who are first cousins of the president.His...

Ken on 24th Sep

This law enforcer was surely a hero at Westgate Mall on Saturday.We understand his name is Abdul Haji, and he’s a son to former defence minister Yusuf Haji.(unconfirmed)His fearless efforts to rescue as many hostages as possible is quite commendable. A picture is worth a thousand words; here are 5 of them. © nairobiwire.comFollow...