Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

A moment of silence has been observed at Kenya’s Westgate Mall in the capital, Nairobi, on the 10th anniversary of a terror attack in which 67 people died.

Four heavily armed militants from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group stormed the upmarket shopping centre and took control of the complex for four days on 13 September 2013.

The attack exposed the poor co-ordination of inter-agency security teams in responding to terror attacks.

The siege ended when the four gunmen were killed by security agents.

Details about the attackers still remain sketchy, though four people were charged with aiding the militants.

The government recently announced a new counter-terrorism strategy involving private security guards.

It hopes to train more than 900,000 individuals and issue them with a security force number to be entered into a centralised database.

By Joy

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