Kenya's govt had been warned of Nairobi attack: Newspapers
NAIROBI (AFP) - Kenya's government had been warned, including by Israel, of the high risk of an attack before the assault on a Nairobi mall by Islamist gunmen that killed at least 67 people, newspapers reported Saturday.
Cabinet ministers and Kenya's army chief had received information warning of a plan to carry out a major attack, the Daily Nation said, quoting a leaked intelligence report.
On Sept 21, gunmen with automatic weapons and grenade burst into the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi in an attack that lasted four days and left at least 67 dead.
It was claimed by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab group as retaliation for Kenya's military presence in Somalia.