Sunday, September 22, 2013

Details are emerging about some of those who died in the attack on a Nairobi shopping centre by suspected al-Shabab militants. The standoff is ongoing. This page will be updated as new information comes to light.

Ruhila Adatia-Sood, a popular Radio Africa host, was in the car park of the Westgate shopping centre where she was hosting a cooking competition, according to reports.

She was pregnant.

The 78-year-old was a Ghanaian poet and former professor at the University of Ghana. He was also the former chairman of the Council of State. He was in Nairobi to take part in a literary event.

President Uhuru Kenyatta's nephew Mbugua and his fiancee Rosemary Wahito are among the many Kenyans killed in the attack on the Westgate shopping centre.

Addressing the nation on Friday, Uhuru Kenyatta said:

"I ask God to give you comfort as you confront this tragedy, and I know what you feel having also lost very close family members in this deadly attack."

A 29-year-old Canadian diplomat who served at the country's high commission in kenya as a liaison officer with the Canada Border Services Agency.

Her husband, Robert Munk, was injured in the attack but has since been released from hospital, officials said.

France said two of its citizens were killed, and Canada said a second national had died in the attacks. Three Britons and an Australian have been confirmed dead.

China's official news agency reported that a Chinese woman had also been killed.

Source: Bbc

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