The Victims in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall Attack
As the prolonged attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall comes to a close, nations around the world are mourning citizens who were killed in the attack.
Starting on Saturday, dozens were killed by Islamist militants who entered the upscale mall and started shooting men, women, and children.
The deceased hail from multiple countries, including Canada, South Africa, Britain, and France–and dozens of Kenyans are among the dead.
As of Tuesday evening, the death toll is 72 people, including 61 civilians, 6 security officers, and 5 terrorists, according to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who gave a public address.
Eleven more suspected attackers are in custody.
Read about the victims in the attack in the following stories. As more information comes through, we will publish more stories about the unfolding situation.
Correction: The current death toll is 72, while the current combined death and injury toll is 240.
Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, a Norwegian, Suspected of Being One of Westgate Mall Attackers
Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, a Norwegian citizen, is believed to have been involved in the attack on Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya last month. Dhuhulow was... Read more
US: ‘Westgate-style attack’ May Soon Happen in Kampala, Uganda
The United States is warning its citizens in Kampala, Uganda that it is assessing reports that a “Westgate-style attack” may soon happen in the country’s... Read more
Nairobi Mall Attackers Named: Abu Baara al-Sudani, Omar Nabhan, Khattab al-Kene, and Umayr
The Kenyan military has named four men believed to have perpetrated the attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi Kenya: Abu Baara al-Sudani, Omar Nabhan,... Read more
Westgate Mall Attack the First of Many, Expert Fears
The deadly Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi may only be the first of many. It is a sign of al-Shabab’s refocused efforts as a fully... Read more
‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite Smeared Blood Over Her Face, Escaped Westgate Mall
‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite smeared blood over her face and slipped out of Westgate mall during the four-day siege there, it was reported. Lewthwaite, who... Read more
39 Still Missing From Westgate: Kenya Red Cross
Kenya Red Cross reported Monday that 39 people are still missing following the terrorist attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The Red Cross... Read more
Ole Lenku Upsets Kenyans By Not Revealing Details of Westgate Mall Attack, Intelligence
Joseph Ole Lenku, Kenya’s interior minister, has upset Kenyans by not revealing many details about the Westgate mall attack on Sunday, as investigations both inside... Read more
Man Arrested as He Tried to Flee Kenya, Had Map of Westgate Mall on Laptop
UPDATE: The British citizen was later released by Kenyan authorities without pressing charges. A British man who was arrested after he tried to fly out... Read more
Man Who Led Attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi is Kenyan National, Islam Convert, Named Omar or Umayr: Report
The man who led the attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall is a Kenyan national who was born to a Christian family and converted to Islam,... Read more
Ali Gitonga Arrested: Police Believe He is One of the Westgate Mall Terrorists
Ali Hassan Gitonga, a recent Muslim convert who is allegedly part of an al-Shabab sleeper cell, is under arrest and being questioned because police believe... Read more
Mohammed Abdilazak Identified as British Man Arrested at Nairobi Airport After Westgate Attack
The British man arrested earlier in the week at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been identified as Mohammed Abdilazak. Abdilazak, 35, was arrested while walking around... Read more
Natalie Faye Webb: ‘White Widow’ Had South African Alias, Was a Quiet IT Specialist
Samantha Lewthwaite, known as the “white widow” and alleged participant in the Nairobi mall attack, lived in South Africa under an alias where she reportedly... Read more
Pictures of Faith Wambua, ‘Brave Mother’ Hiding With Two Children in Westgate Mall, Inspire Kenyans
Faith Wambua has been identified as the mother covering her son and lying next to her daughter in the Westgate mall attack, with people saying... Read more
Corinne and Anne Dechauffour Identified as French Victims of Nairobi Westgate Attack
Corinne and Anne Dechauffour have been identified as the two French victims of the attack at Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Corinne, 50, and Anne,... Read more
Samir Bhamra Loses Four Relatives in Nairobi Westgate Attack
Samir Bhamra a British artistic director, has lost four relatives in the terrorist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall. Bhamra’s relatives were taking part in a... Read more
Bogonko Bosire, Journalist, Missing in Nairobi
Bogonko Bosire, chief editor of Jackal News, is missing in Nairobi after the attack on Westgate mall, friends are saying on Tuesday. Martin Gitau said... Read more
Elliot Prior, 4 year-old British Boy, Tells Westgate Gunman He’s a ‘Bad Man,’ Goes Free
Elliot Prior, a four-year-old from Windsor in Berkshire, escaped from the Nairobi Westgate situation by telling a gunman that he was a “very bad man.”... Read more
Kenyan President: Terrorists Defeated at Westgate Mall, Leaving at Least 72 Dead
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces have finally defeated a small group of terrorists after four days in fighting at a Nairobi mall. Three... Read more
The Victims in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall Attack
As the prolonged attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall comes to a close, nations around the world are mourning citizens who were killed in the attack... Read more
Al-Shabab Threatens More Attacks if Troops Not Out of Somalia: Report
Al-Shabab, responsible for the terror attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, this weekend, has threatened more attacks if Kenyan troops do not pull... Read more