New CCTV footage from Nairobi’s Westgate mall shows Kenyan soldiers with “shopping bags, raising questions on the integrity of the forces who were supposedly on a rescue mission after the mall had been taken over by Al-Shabaab terrorists September 21.
The footage comes days after the Kenyan troops were declared innocent of any lootings by the country’s parliament and that some shop owners were just trying to get compensation from their insurers.
According to the footage as seen by The Nation: “scores of soldiers rummaging through the Nakumatt Supermarket and leaving with white polythene bags whose contents cannot be seen.”
Reportedly showing day two of the siege when the army only had access to the mall, the footage shows “uniformed soldiers putting their guns down in order to have both hands free to ransack shops” which the owners claim had locked before the stampede.
Watch the video here.