Kenya: Outrage as US TV show uses real life Westgate mall attack footage

2017-02-23 17:11

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Nairobi – A United States television series has sparked outrage in Kenya after is used real life footage from the east African country's worst terror attack at the Westgate mall.

According to Nairobi News, a popular 24 legacy series from Fox network broadcast the moment when unidentified men short and killed innocent civilians on September 21, 2013.

In the show, however, the venue was said to be in Alexandria, Egypt.

Kenyans expressed their disappointment and accused Fox TV of being "insensitive" to many as this "was one of our darkest days as a country". 

At least 67 people died in the four-day attack in the upmarket shopping mall. Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab claimed the attack.

The group at the time said the attack was a warning to Kenya to pull its troops out of southern Somalia, where they were fighting the extremists as part of an African Union force.

See Twitter reaction below. 

Read more on:    al shabaab  |  kenya  |  east africa

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