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WESTGATE MALL ATTACK: ONE YEAR ON MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

Westgate 3One year after the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall it was right that Kenyans spent some time at the weekend thinking of the 67 people who died on that terrible day. Having mourned it is right too that we once again ask the questions to which a year later, we still have not received answers.

Just some of these questions are:

Why was there such delay and confusion on the day of the attack while Police and KDF commanders argued over who was in command?

Why, and in what circumstances, did KDF soldiers fire on the Police Recce Squad killing its commander Martin Munene?

Were the terrorists killed or did they escape?

If by all accounts the terrorists were either killed or escaped by mid-day on the day of the attack why did it take a further three days for the KDF to ‘clear’ the Westgate Mall? What were they doing?

Who was responsible for the massive looting of the Mall?

Why, three days after the terrorists had either died or escaped did the KDF blow up the mall with rockets?

UHURU KENYATTA C-IN-C

These questions and more can and should be answered. President Uhuru Kenyatta is the Commander-in-Chief of all Kenyan defence and security forces. He can demand answers, reveal the truth and take the appropriate action. He should do so.

Related coverage:

DNA mismatch of Westgate terror suspect deepens mystery, Standard on Saturday

Why Karangi and Kimaiyo stand accused over massacre, Saturday Nation

Too many questions left unanswered, Sunday Nation

Commission of inquiry that never was, Sunday Nation

President Kenyatta declared winner.

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