Tributes to British Kenya hero

A British man killed in the Westgate Mall massacre died after attempting to offer himself as hostage to save a group of children. London-born Mitul Shah talked to al-Shabaab as they targeted children taking part in a TV cooking competition.

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Tributes to 'heroic and brave' Brit shot in Nairobi mall

The friends and colleagues of a British man killed in the Nairobi Mall siege have described how he died attempting to save the lives of a group of children taking part in a cookery competition his company was supporting.

London-born Mitul Shah, who was shot during the Nairobi mall attack last Saturday. Credit: Facebook

Speaking to The Standard, Dipak Shah, Mr Shah's manager, said:

"He was there with the kids, as a representative as we were a sponsor of the programme.

“He was trying to negotiate the freedom of the children in order for him to be taken as a hostage. Some had managed to save their lives but unfortunately he, and others, did not. It was a heroic and brave act - a true reflection of his soul.

"He was a wonderful person who always went out of his way, beyond the call of duty, to help others.

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