Thursday, 6 March 2014

Human skull, 7 guns found at Westgate’s ruins

Adan Abdikadir, Mohamed Abdi, Liban Abdullah and Hussein Hassan in court on March 03, 2014. PHOTO | PHILIP MUYANGA

Written by PHILIP MUYANGA, @philipmuyanga, March 6, 2014

A human skull, jaw, bones and 10 kilograms of flesh were recovered at the basement of Westgate shopping mall during investigations after the attack, a court heard on Thursday.
Anti-Terrorist Police Unit investigator Sergeant Ezekiel Luley said the recovered human remains were taken for forensic examination.
Mr Luley told the court that they also said they recovered seven firearms among them a G3 rifle and magazines.
Also recovered, the court heard, were three AK 47 rifles attached to magazines found at the mall’s basement.
Mr Luley said on the day of the attack he was tasked with visiting hospitals where victims had been admitted.
“I visited the hospitals and talked to victims some who said there were four attackers while others claimed they were eight,” said Mr Luley.
The witness said at the city mortuary, all bodies of the victims of the attack were kept in one place.
Four suspects, Adan Abdikadir, Mohamed Abdi, Liban Abdullah and Hussein Hassan are charged with carrying out the terrorist attack at Westgate Shopping mall.
Other charges facing some of the accused include giving support to terrorist group and habouring of persons committing a terrorist acts.
The case has been adjourned to April 10.

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