More Questions Than Answers As Kenyans Remember Westgate Mall Terror Attack

Military Officer helping victims of the terror attack at Westgate Mall. File

Six years ago, on a month, date, and day like today , Saturday, terrorists attacked Westgate Mall in Nairobi, at least 71 people were killed.

The incident which occurred on September 21, 2o13 also left at least 175 people with injuries that will forever serve as a reminder of how they cheated death.

On that fateful day, four masked gunmen attacked the shopping mall and embarked on massive shootings.

Survivors being led to safety during the Westgate Mall terror attack. File

Of the total deaths were 62 civilians, five Kenyan soldiers, and four attackers.

The extremist Islamic group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident, which it characterised as retribution for the Kenyan military’s deployment in the group’s home country of Somalia.

Dozens of people were arrested in connection to the incident.

On 4 November 2013, a Kenyan court charged four Somali nationals with harbouring the gunmen in their homes, with each pleading not guilty.

In January this year, a court found that three suspects sued over the attack had a case to answer bringing to an end any conviction of those behind the heinous act.

Many Kenyans took to social media on Saturday to remember the incident with some still mourning over the lost souls.

A section of the online user castigated the government for failing to nabb the terrorist adding that it was an injustice to the lost souls.

However, the security officer who took part in the rescue operations were lauded for their heroic acts with some questioning why they were not feted for a national award.

Here is how Kenyas remembered that fateful incident: 



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