Posts Tagged ‘Westgate’

Al-Shabaab Recruiting in Kenya

Al-Shabaab Recruiting in Kenya

As we approach the one year anniversary of the Westgate shopping mall siege in Nairobi, we’ve been taking a closer look at the Al-Qaeda linked Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab, which claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. It appears to be targeting Kenyans in its latest recruitment drive, rather than Somalis. Some of those new recruits […]


Westgate siege: A family's dramatic survival story

Westgate siege: A family's dramatic survival story

Almost two weeks after the siege at Nairobi’s #Westgate shopping centre, the testimony of those caught inside and who then managed to escape, still has the power to shock.  During the siege one of the iconic images showed a mother lying on the floor, protecting her two children. Her name is Faith Wambua. She was […]