Kenyan authorities face fresh questions over attack

Kenyan soldiers and forensic officers scour the shopping centre in Nairobi for clues
Kenyan soldiers and forensic officers scour the shopping centre in Nairobi for clues Credit: Reuters

The latest question for Kenyan authorities is over an apparent warning made about an attack here around a year ago. The question: Was prior intelligence ignored?

Today the government has been speaking only about progress: Saying they have recovered one of the terrorists' cars. They say they are now certain there were 10 to 15 militants involved and that five were killed by gunfire.

But that raises another question: What happened to the others? Were they all detained or did some escape?

I understand that one theory being taken seriously by the police here is that some used their knowledge of the site and an underground tunnel to get away during the early hours of the raid.

Advertisement

Police probe mall 'tunnel escape'

Police are investigating whether some of the Westgate Mall attackers were able to escape through an underground tunnel, sources have told ITV News.