Westgate mall is giving discounts to shoppers
19 July 2015, 09:36
Nairobi - Hundreds of shoppers thronged through the reopened Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, nearly two years after a terrorist attack there left at least 67 people dead.
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero cut a ribbon during Saturday's re-opening ceremony following two years of repairs after security forces battled four gunmen from Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group in September 2013.
The attack led to a four-day siege of the building by security forces which destroyed part of the roof when they fired rocket propelled grenades at the attackers.
Shoppers will get a 10 percent discount for every $30 (KES 3000) spent at the 7 400m2 complex which is expected to employ more than 250 staff.
American fast food chain Pizza Hut will also open for the first time in Kenya.
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