Forensic Work Begins In Kenya Attack Probe

viagra 100mg geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku said the process, which involves finger-printing, DNA and ballistics examination, will go on for the next seven days.

Mr. Ole Lenku pointed out that while the operation to free Westgate was completely a Kenya security forces’ affair, the forensics investigation involves experts from the U.S., Israel, Britain, Canada, Germany and other agencies such as Interpol.

“Terrorism is a global problem, therefore, we welcome international intelligence sharing since it is consistent with tackling the menace,” Mr. Ole Lenku said.

The Interior Cabinet Secretary was giving an update on the Westgate mall situation on Wednesday evening.

Mr. Ole Lenku was flanked by the Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Julius Karangi, Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and her Foreign Affairs counterpart Amina Mohammed, Interior Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo, Inspector-General David Kimaiyo and State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu.


At least 72 people, including terrorists, were killed in the four-day standoff with the Al Shabaab terrorists during the attack condemned worldwide.

On the identity of the terrorists, the Interior Cabinet Secretary said details would be availed once forensic experts provide the evidence.

“We have also been asked about the presence of a woman among the terrorists. We cannot conclusively confirm the identity of any of the suspects until the forensic investigations have been concluded,” he said.

Regarding the caving in of the Westgate mall’s car park, Mr. Ole Lenku said structural engineers are examining the building and will provide the answers.

He said although some bodies could still be trapped in the rubble, the number of the dead is not expected to increase significantly.

The Cabinet Secretary reassured Kenyans that security has been beefed up across the country, saying people should be vigilant and report to the authorities anyone suspicious characters.

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