39 Still Missing From Kenya’s Westgate Mall After Terrorist Massacre

Previously the number of people reported missing was as high as 61.

1. Update 10/5: Kenya’s Red Cross says 18 people are still missing from Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, two weeks after terrorists killed at least 67.

Handout / Reuters

A view of the destruction at Westgate.

3. Fourteen of those previously reported missing were said to have been found alive and seven bodies were already in the morgue. The number has come down from 39 missing last week.

Kenya Red Cross


#RedCrossTrace Still has 39 enquiries of missing #WestGateMall persons from members of the public

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5. Though three floors of the mall collapsed, journalist Daniel Howden reported some people may still be pulled from the wreckage alive.

Reliable source tells me some survivors recovered from #westgate basement today, as well as 6 bodies from the rubble

— Daniel Howden (@howden_africa)

Daniel Howden


Reliable source tells me some survivors recovered from #westgate basement today, as well as 6 bodies from the rubble

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7. About 67 people have been reported killed, including police, when Somalian terrorist cell al-Shabab attacked the mall and held their ground for a four-day siege. Five of the militants were killed by Kenyan forces, and 10 were arrested.

Handout / Reuters

Wrecked vehicles are seen within the destruction.

9. Speaking on Kenyan television, Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku said there is now an additional suspect in custody.

CS Lenku: One more suspect was arrested today.

— InteriorCNG Ministry (@InteriorKE)

InteriorCNG Ministry


CS Lenku: One more suspect was arrested today.

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Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

12. An international forensic team is now working in the rubble to begin the task of clearing and securing the shopping mall.

Thomas Mukoya / Reuters

14. As the country begins the process of healing, DVDs showcasing highlights of the shootings featuring video from various local television stations have started to be sold in slums for 100 shillings, or $1, each.

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