Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tales from the Westgate mall under terrorist attack in Nairobi

Bravery from the unarmed and cowardice from those supposed to serve and protect.
....On their way down, they bumped into   a police officer who was hiding behind a pillar with an AK-47.
According to Singh, who was only armed with a baton that he had taken from a security guard, the officer declined to accompany them downstairs.
“I requested him to come with us so that we can confront the men because he had a gun but he refused and we went without him,” said Singh....
.......But when they went to offer assistance to the injured person, a young man in a white shirt, bandana and a black shoulder bag, shot at them forcing them to flee.
“I ran back up stairs to get the policeman so that we could fight this man but to my surprise the police man had also fled from where he was hiding,” said Singh......

As you can see from the tweet below,  it implies that Al Shabaab is claiming that the terrorists in the mall are the citizens of Western countries.  And,  lookee, lookee ... we are not left out either.  We might have one of our very own killing innocents in Kenya.  Nice, eh?!  Let's import more Somalis.

Current List of foreigners dead and injured from APNews.

Telephone interview  with Al Shabaab leadership

Kofi Awoonor, Ghana's renowned poet    meets his end in the terrorist attack. 
RIP Kofi Awoonor.

Below, a few lines from one of his poems:

On this dirty patch
a tree once stood
shedding incense on the infant corn:
its boughs stretched across a heaven
brightened by the last fires of a tribe.
They sent surveyors and builders
who cut that tree
planting in its place
A huge senseless cathedral of doom.

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