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Kenya President’s nephew, fiancee killed in Nairobi mall attack  print

Published on September 22, 2013 by   ·   9 Comments

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Sunday a nephew and his fiancee were among the 59 people confirmed killed in an ongoing siege in an upmarket shopping mall by Somali militants.

“I feel the pain of every life we have lost, and share your grief at our nation’s loss,” Kenyatta said, calling his killed relatives “young, lovely people I personally knew and loved.”

Somalia’s Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels have said the carnage at the shopping complex was in retaliation for Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia, where African Union troops are battling the Islamists.

“They shall not get away with their despicable and beastly acts,” Kenyatta said in an emotional speech to the nation.

“We will punish the masterminds swiftly and indeed very painfully.”

More than 1,000 people have been rescued from the mall, but between 10 to 15 attackers — reportedly including both men and women — remain in the building “as well as many unarmed, badly shaken, innocent civilians”, Kenyatta added.

Three Britons and two Canadians were also killed in the attack. Ghanaian poet and former UN envoy Kofi Awoonor, 78, is among 59 people killed in the attack.

Other nationals killed by the Shebab terrorists are French, Chinese, Indian, South Koreans.

At the moment, the death toll has increased to 59, 20 more than 39 reported yesterday.

United Nations leader Ban Ki-moon said Sunday the Nairobi mall attack was a “totally reprehensible” act and that he has spoken with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In comments to reporters, Ban condemned the attack and hostage-taking, claimed by Somali militant group Shebab, “in the strongest terms.”

“This premeditated act, targeting defenseless civilians, is totally reprehensible. The perpetrators must be brought to justice as soon as possible,” he said, adding that he had spoken by phone with the Kenyan leader.

“This is a time of shock for all Kenyans and all — including the UN family — who are proud to call Nairobi home,” Ban said.

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9 Comments for “Kenya President’s nephew, fiancee killed in Nairobi mall attack”

  1. nel

    Muslim are the same are the same everywhere- killers. The inpatient of Abraham brought this evil to mankind. We must learn from this as individual and nation. If Abraham has waited a little more for the promise of God, Islamic monsters as we see today would never has come to be.
    May God give the nation of Kenya the heart to bear this loss.And other nations like Nigeria too.

    • abu_aq

      FOOL, if u belief. GOD ordained everything in. This world, u would not speck evil of o̶̲̥̅̊u̶̲̥̅̊r prophet (ABraham) because before a leaf drop from a tree ,GOD is aware. So do not commit blasphemy.
      NB: NOt all muslims are terrorist

  2. response to nel

    @nel u ain’t in anyway different from the guys who killed at d mall, through ur written words, u have crucified over a billion adherents of Islamic faith including a prophet of God Abraham. I wonder if u possess more knowledge of the unseen than God who made it that way. Before u display your ignorance I hope u will care to read the books of history and see how the popes,priest and Christian of the past killed millions of people because they held a different faith than xtianity. Galileo was killed, thousands were burn at stakes. Millions of Muslim Bosnians were killedby xtian sSerbs in the former Yugoslavia ,not ones have Muslim called them terrorist. Northern Ireland xtian routinely carry out killings to protest injustice,not ones have the media label them as xtian terrorist. A word of advice for u, if u truly believe in ur faith, call on ur God to wipe out these people(Muslims) u so much hate, we too will call on God, let’s see which party shall b victorious.

  3. Benny

    These Muslims are giving their religion a VERY bad name. What are the bulk of Muslims doing allowing these bad eggs to give their religion a most notorious name! Yes, I often wonder why Patriarch Abraham allowed himself to make that bad mistake of cohabiting with Hagar and thus laying the foundation of this perennial problem!

  4. tHIS ISLAMIC …THEY ARE EVIL AND GOD has to destroy them all totally from this planet……Their Book called koran is only book that will teach you how to make use of bomb and kill others, voilence, rape,rebels…etc…JUST LOOk at nigeria today how the muslim has made up their mind to destroy our nation….Their leaders call imams are aware of their evil act…..JESUS is the TRUE LIGHT OF THE WORLD…..MICHAEL ABIDJAN

  5. tHIS ISLAMIC …THEY ARE EVIL AND GOD has to destroy them all totally from this planet……Their Book called koran is only book that will teach you how to make use of bomb and kill others, voilence, rape,rebels…etc…JUST LOOk at nigeria today how the muslim has made up their mind to destroy our nation….Their leaders call imams are aware of their evil act…..JESUS is the TRUE LIGHT OF THE WORLD…..MICHAEL ABIDJAN

  6. Abdulgafar babayemi

    God help us defeat all his enemies amen

  7. Thomas Ayan.

    May the Almighty weaken the perpetrators to captivity.

  8. Abu salah

    That is Religion of peace for you

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