Adjekpagbon Blessed Mudiaga
Nearly two years ago after Al-Shabaab’s bloody terror attack at Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall, it reopened its doors to shoppers Saturday, Cable Network News says.
The update states that while many of the same stores have moved back in, the mall’s reopening has met with a mixed reaction from survivors of the assault that left 67 people dead, Kenyans and foreigners among them.
On 21 September 2013, Al-Shabaab’s gunmen attacked the upmarket: Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The attack, which lasted until 24 September, resulted in at least 67 deaths, including four attackers. Over 175 people were reportedly wounded in the mass shooting with all of the gunmen reported killed.
The reopening of Westgate mall this period is quite significant as President Barack Obama is expected to visit Kenya in few days time. It would mark his first visit to the country since he became American President.