Nairobi might have known about attack

mallcollapseKenyan authorities are facing questions over whether they had any knowledge on the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.

A Somali al-Shabaab chief said was the attack was a “message to Westerners” who had “backed Kenya’s invasion [of Somalia],” … Read the rest

American security team inside Kenya mall during attack, says Harvard lawyer

An American woman who was trapped inside the Nairobi mall as terrorists ran amok claims she was eventually rescued by an ‘American security team’.

That is according to Bendita Malakia, the Harvard-trained lawyer who was caught up in the siege Read the rest

Home Affairs pours cold water on terror passport links

South African Home Affairs has poured cold water on the Kenyan terror passport claims saying it can’t comment or take action on media reports.

The alleged South African passport holder, Sam Lewthwaite, has been linked to alleged British terrorist Jermaine … Read the rest

Kenya mall shooting investigation takes new turn

Detectives want to talk to all tenants of the Westgate Shopping Mall as part of efforts to trace terrorists who attacked it.

This comes amid speculation some of the attackers could have been tenants at the mall.

They had hired … Read the rest

Kenya’s deputy president to ICC trial for crimes againts humanity

Kenyan Vice-President William Ruto left Nairobi to fly to The Hague Monday, a day before the start of his crimes against humanity trial at the International Criminal Court.

Ruto, 46, charged with masterminding deadly post-election violence five years ago, is … Read the rest