Never forgotten: Victims of Westgate attack


Never forgotten: Victims of Westgate attack

On September 21 six years ago, a dark cloud loomed over Westgate mall in Nairobi.

Members of Al Shaabab militia group stormed into the mall, wreaking unbelievable havoc.

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Almost 70 people were killed and hundreds others seriously wounded.

They include children who were at a cooking competition and others who were shopping with their families.

Business owners, supermarket and restaurant employees, bank workers, drivers and other workers in different offices within the mall also lost their lives.

On January 14 this year, a court ruled that three out four suspects linked to the Westgate attack would have a case to answer.

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The three are Ahmed Abdi, Liban Abdullah and Hussein Mustafa, while the freed suspect is Adnan Ibrahim.

They were charged with aiding terrorist groups and being in Kenya illegally. The case is ongoing.

Below is a list of some of the Kenyans who died on September 21, 2013 in the Westgate attack:

Harun Oyieke
Peter Simani
Mbugua Mwangi and fiancee Rosemary Wahito
Nehal Vekaria
Ruhila Adatia-Sood
Martin Munene Kithinji
Salima Ayaz Merali and daughter Nuriana Ayaz Merali
Maltiben Ramesh Vaya and sister in law Jyoti Kharmes Vaya
Neha Mashru
Wilkista Vizengwa Angoro
Anuj Virchand Shah
Rajan Solanki
Crispal Gaitung’u Ng’ang’a
Mitul Shah
Kennedy Mogaka Mochere
Veronicah Wairimu Kamau
John Mutinda Musango
David Kithumbi Karechu
Ezekiel Muchoka Mitambo
John Mugwika
Pavraj Ghataurhae
Paul Kimani
David Muthumbi
Pramshu Jain
Maurice Ombisa
Paul Muriuki
Salima Ayaz Merali
John Mulwa
Nurianna Merali
Rehmat Mehboob
Dalvinder Kaur and grandson Pavraj Singh
Silvia Makungu Ulari
Marygloria Atamba Selete
Jenah Louis Bawa
Zahira Ahmed Sajan
Jackton Puodi
Ruth Macharia
Malti Ramesh Vaya, Empoyee Bank of Baroda
Shyrose Dossa

The list has been compiled from reports on the BBC and the Daily Nation

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