The Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, was recently the site of a terrorist attack, claimed by Al Qaeda-linked militant group, Al-Shabab, based in the horn of Africa. 67 people were killed and 62 injured in the dramatic 4-day siege that came to a close on Tuesday, September 24.
-Various of cars on the streets -Various of police men and police vans -Various of the shopping mall with the crime scene tape -Various of street shots -Various of ploice officers holding guns -Various of journalist reporting. -Various of police officers bording a landrover -Various of journists -Various of Westgate mall -Various of Jamia Mosque -Various of people in the streets
(INT 1) Yahya Abdulkadir Sheikh: “ I am called Yahya Abdulkadir Sheikh, it is too unfortunate, religion of Islam does not allow people to be killed innocent people in the world”
(INT 2) Zekaria Mohamed Salaam Aleikum my name is Zekaria from Nairobi one of the youth in Nairobi, surely what happened in21st of September in Nairobi in 2013 wasn’t Islamic issue indeed it was the terrorist as you understand terrorism is a global issue not about Islam neither Christians for some people who have started propaganda that Islam have done this and that for sure we condemn it we fought against it(lulls into Arabic) let them believe what they want for God knows who is right and who is wrong”
(INT 3) Abdulahi Galgalo “ My name is Abdulahi Galgalo, am former secretary youth affairs, FORD KENYA and the president of East and Central Africa ,NASCO, I thinkt that if we talk about muslim and the thing which has happened in westaget is two different things, if you look at Alshabab, they are not really a muslim , a muslim is not allowed to kill, they are not allowed to kill, they are not allowed to fight anybody who is innocent, they have killed kids, if you look at Somalia, there is 300 doctors, when they graduated and came back home they went in and did their party, they bombed them with their family, the 300 hundred doctors, this are not human beings”
(INT 4) Abdenasir Guyo “ I greet you all the viewers with the Islamic greeting of Asalam Aleikum,…..(Arabic) may peace be upon you all, I condemn in the strongest possible terms being a muslim I just wanted to tell the viewrs that isalam does not support such acts of terrosrism, because Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, Islam is religion of peace the teachings of Islam tells us that if one kills, if one kills an innocent human being its as though he has killed the whole of humanity if he saves ahuman beings life its if he has saved the whole of human kind, the humanity.”
(INT 5) Zakia Mohamed “I am Zakia Mohamed, and muslim does not allow terrorism, and those who were affected in the Westgate siege am sorry for them muslims and christians are supposed to be one and Kenyans are one”
Filmed by Sam Charo.