Lenku: Two militants killed after military operation at mall
23 September 2013, 15:02
Nairobi - Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Joseph Ole Lenku has said gunmen holed up inside the Westgate shopping mall had caused a plume of smoke by setting mattresses alight in a supermarket as a decoy, and said two of the "terrorists" had been killed on Monday.
"We don't want to give you a definitive position on when we think the process will come to an end, but we are doing anything reasonably possible, cautiously though, to bring this process to an end," Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku told a news conference.
The minister also said all the militants were men, although some had dressed as women, possibly explaining witness accounts that some of those who launched the assault on Saturday were women.