In the course of chatting with a friend this morning, they pointed out the really good side of this Westgate terror incident. And this is the fact that it has brought together and united Kenyans like never before. And I said to him that this was something that we needed urgently. Kenyans need to be very ashamed of themselves that so much blood had to be spilled for us to momentarily come back to our senses. The best tribute we can now pay to those who died at Westgate is to never again allow anything to divide us. Ever again!! Let their deaths not be in vain.
We must never again forget that we are one people and one nation affected by the very same things. The divisions that the political class have enforced in recent times are very unfortunate and we need to forever stay above them.
Kenyans everywhere irrespective of race, religion or tribe are united in condemning this reckless criminal terrorism on the motherland. United we can achieve much much more and united we can take the best and most effective precautions to protect ourselves from future terrorist attacks in this increasingly dangerous planet we now find ourselves living in.
Yeah, I really needed to start this post on a positive note because everything else I have to say today is extremely bad news.
Let's start with the death toll. It is much higher than what has so far been reported. Remember that confirmed deaths can only be based on recovered bodies and the truth is that there are bodies that have not yet been recovered from Westgate. For instance the ones on the third and fourth floor of the building which are still being controlled by the terrorists. Other sources claim that it has always been the strategy of Kenyan authorities to report much lower body counts so as to NOT cause panic amongst the public. All indications are that this may end up being a worse tragedy than the Nairobi US embassy bombing in 1998.
It must also be clear to most Kenyans by now that this is no ordinary terrorist attack. For starters until this Saturday incident, most intelligence reports seemed to suggest that Al Shabaab (the terror group that has claimed responsibility) was on its' last legs and certainly not capable of executing an attack of the magnitude of the one we witnessed in Nairobi. The taking over of the Kismayu port in Somalia by invading KDF forces had hit them especially hard more so because it was a major source of financing for them. Disagreements within the terrorists also led to a split and further weakening. It is now emerging that the Kenyan attack must have involved the coming together of several different terror groups. This is really scary.
But why now and why in Kenya? Why these hostage taking tactics that are rare with terror attacks and were only last seen in 2008 in Mumbai India? So many questions and no answers as authorities are playing their cards very close to their chests citing security concerns.
However I have compiled a special report that I am giving away for FREE titled Horror at Westgate. I recommend that those with relatives still held as hostages at the Westgate Mall should NOT read this special report. Trust me I have very good reasons. The report contains all the graphic images and photographs that the media has avoided carrying and which give a true picture of exactly what happened on black Saturday. This was an extremely bloody and brutal attack, more than what most Kenyans imagine. The special report also gives an insight into those involved including detailed analysis from experts on how this siege will most probably end. It also includes details of an attempted rescue attempt yesterday and the resulting casualties.
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