Kenya soldiers 'looted mall'

Kenyan soldiers have been criticised after CCTV footage emerged that reportedly shows some taking part in looting Westgate Mall in Niarobi, during their three day assault against militants inside the complex.

Westgate soldier 'caught with with a bloody wallet'

At least one Kenyan soldier has been arrested after being caught with a bloody wallet amid the widespread looting of the Westgate Mall following the terrorist attack, The New York Times reports.

Kenyan soldiers attending the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi where dozens died, last month.
Kenyan soldiers attending the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi where dozens died, last month. Credit: Reuters

There has reportedly been widespread dismay among Kenyans in Nairobi that security services would exploit a national tragedy in such a way.

Local people say that the gunfire that rang out for days was directed not at the last of the militants but at the safes and padlocks of the many businesses inside the complex, according to the New York Times.

Read: 'Virtually all shops' inside Westgate Mall 'looted'

'Virtually all shops' inside Westgate Mall 'looted'

CCTV footage from the Westgate Mall attacks reportedly shows soldiers going on a drunken looting spree throughout the complex.

The Kenyan Star, which saw the video, said virtually all of the shops in the mall were looted during the three day battle between soldiers and militants.

Read: CCTV footage 'shows soldiers looting Westgate Mall'

Jewellery, watch and mobile shops were emptied, whilst ATMs, banks and a casino all lost money.

The video reportedly shows empty bottles of alcohol strewn across the floors and cafes, as well as soldiers attempting to cover security cameras.

The official death toll for the attack remained at 61 civilians including six Britons, six soldiers and five attackers, although other bodies have been recovered from the rubble in the last few days.

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CCTV footage 'shows soldiers looting Westgate Mall'

Kenyan soldiers have been criticised after CCTV footage emerged that reportedly shows some taking part in looting Westgate Mall in Niarobi, during their three day assault against militants inside the complex.

Soldiers spent more than three days inside the complex, following the attack which killed Credit: Reuters

The Telegraph reports CCTV shows soldiers filling bags with money from supermarket cash registers, whilst the attackers were still active inside the building.

Read: Unanswered questions haunt Westgate