Kenya mall attack: Mobile phone bosses probed

2013-10-09 11:48
(Picture: AFP)

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Cape Town – Four mobile phone companies in Kenya are being investigated following reports that unregistered mobile phones were used during the Westgate mall siege last month, a report says.

According to BBC, police were questioning the bosses of the mobile phone companies who they accused of selling unregistered SIM cards.

The four have however denied the allegation, the report said.

At least 67 people were killed when the upmarket mall in Nairobi was attacked by Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants.

Kenya, in 2010 made it a mandatory for all SIM cards to be registered, a move intended to reduce crime and attacks by militant groups.

Read more on:    al-qaeda  |  al-shabaab  |  kenya  |  kenya mall attack  |  east africa  |  mobile

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