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Trial of Westgate mall massacre suspects opens

15 January 2014, 13:34

Nairobi -The trial of four men charged in connection with Kenya's Westgate mall massacre opened Wednesday, an attack claimed by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents.

The court heard testimony from a guard who was outside the upmarket mall when the gunmen launched their attack in September, killing at least 67 people.

The men are not accused of carrying out the attack, but of lending support to the gunmen.

The government has been on the offensive since the attack happened, arresting scores of persons believed to be in the know on the attacks.

Most though have however been released because of lack of evidence but the government has been increasingly confident that it will finally deliver justice to the families and victims of those who were involved in the attack.

" We will do our best to ensure that justice prevails to the victims and families of those who dies or were hurt or injured, interior security minister Joseph Ole Lenku said.

Efforts though have increased to return life back to normal at the mall, with businesses expected to be back in full flow in the next six months.


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