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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Ismailis killed in the Nairobi Westgate terrorist attack. Reply with quote

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Both ***and I were in the mall in hiding. we were rescued after 3 or so hours of hiding and brought out by the secret police. when we were being rescued, we did not know whether it was the terrorists or the police that was rescuing us. yes it was very tense as we did not know what was going on or when the terrorists would come into our area and start shooting us down. Shukhar Mowla that Mowla Bapa was right by us looking after us the whole time. They had grenades and automatic weapons. We are very shaken and are feeling quite traumatized. tomorrow we go to see a councillor to assist with the mental coping mechanism of the ordeal.

I am shaken in that I am not comfortable going out and when i hear any noise i become tense, etc.. we hear there are about 70 or so hostages still captive in the mall and there are 5-6 ismailis amongst them. 4 ismailis already died. tomorrow is funeral of 27 year old boy. 31 year old pregnant lady shot in leg and bled to death. 44 year old woman funeral tuesday. 57 year old man from vancouver shot dead. for any more casualties do not know at this point as siege is still going on. The terrorists have threatened they will not negotiate and that if the police force from somalia are not withdrawn they will start blowing up other places in the city. my flight to leave is thursday but am scared as what if they start threatening the flights or the airport. Only Mowla knows what I should do. tomorrow jamati satado starts. pray for the kenya jamat and peoples.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two of my daughter's school friends were there, both died in the attack yesterday at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Both were kids and studied at the Aga Khan Junior Academy a couple of years ago with my daughter.

One of them died there with her accompanying mother.

Another Ismaili tourist from Vancouver also dies there. His name was Naguib. Many Muslims died, killed by the terrorists. In Kenya, most Muslims live in the Coast area, Mombasa, Lamu etc...

If one was to look at the proportion of Muslim in Nairobi, more Muslims have died in this tragedy than any of the other community. For example there are max. 4,000 Ismaili Muslim in Nairobi out of a population of 4 Millions but 8 Ismaili Muslims died at Westgate out of 80 total deaths.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All the missing Ismaili’s body found from the Nairobi mall. Totally 8 ismaili's passed away. Pray for their soul.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the known casualties:

Naguib Damji [Age 57]
Ruhila Adatia-Sood [Age 31]
Aleem Zulfikar Jamal [Age 27]
Shyrose Badruddin Dossa, [Age 44]
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just received:

Ismaili casualties:

A young daughter and her mother of Paramount Bank were also discovered as shot last night.

There are also at least 4 more Ismaili's unaccounted for and still in hostage.

Special Tasbih and Satado starts today.

A lot of young people have been shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is really a sad event took place in Nairobi, we all should pray for the salvation for the killed Ismailis.
Is this a terrorist attack or Police attack? can you please keep us informing about more news.!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is a terrorist attack related to the presence of Kenyan soldiers fighting Al-Shabab in Somalia.

All of the people which died were innocent civilians. A lot of children died. There is no word strong enough to condemn these terrorists. We can just pray for the safety of the Kenyan people and the families of those who have lost theirs, the hostages still in the mall and the wounded in the hospitals.

There was an overwhelming response from the Nairobi population that rushed to donate blood.

There are a couple of shops own by Ismailis at Westgate and also the DTB bank where most of the Ismailis have their accounts. It is a very popular place with shops, banks, cinema, restaurants etc... .
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Ismailis who died during the Westgate killings

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1. *Aleem Zulfikar Jamal, age 27; (Son to Zulfikar & Malek (Bungoma
Shariff Jivraj) Jamal*****
2. *Shyrose Badruddin Dossa, age 44; - (Sister to Fatima –recently
married (3 wks ago) to Rahim Rajwani & daughter to Tazim & Mansurali
Dharani – Graffins College)*****
3. *Ruhila Adatia-Sood, age 31; Radio Africa Presenter & 6 months
Pregnant*****
4. *Nagib Damji, age 57 (being flown to Vancouver) - son to Noorali
Damji of Skyway Hotel, lives in Vancouver*****
5. *Salimah Merali – age unknown – Ayaz Merali of Paramount Bank*****
6. *Nooriana Merali – age 14, daughter to above.*****
7. *Zahra Ahmed Sajan Merali – age 40 – Lawyer from UK.*****
8. *Zahra's nine-year-old daughter Jennah . She has been confirmed as one of the British victims in the Kenya terrorist attack, in which her mother also died


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23/09/2013
ISK Parents,

I want to update you on the latest information we have. Unfortunately, it is very sad news. All three of the community members whom I reported missing, have been confirmed not to have survived. Those include two members of the Merali family--Nuriana (9th grade) and Salima (mother of Nuriana, Aliyaz and Alishan, and wife of Ayaz). The brother of E.S. special needs teacher, Rehana Chaudry, also perished. Our hearts go out to those families who experienced any part of the horror at Westgate, but especially to the Merali family struggling with unimaginable grief.

I am sharing this information for several reasons, not least because these losses leave holes in the heart of our whole community. We are all affected, all saddened, all shaken by these senseless deaths. However, it it also important for parents to know that we shared this information with older students this morning, with slightly different messages to students in each division, as appropriate to their ages. Facts about those injured or killed were shared with all students in middle and high School--in assembly for the high school, and in advisory group sessions for middle school. Elementary students received three different, age-appropriate messages, depending on their grades. In addition to sharing information with students, the schedule in each division was modified to accommodate discussion in appropriate groups. (Later in the day Patricia SallehMatta will share with ES parents what exactly was said and done in E.S., to allow appropriate discussion and sharing of feelings, so parents are aware of what their children may already have heard or talked about.)
Our counselors are making themselves available to any students or adults who would like to speak with a caring professional. The counselors have also prepared a simple guide for parents, which I have attached to this email. You can play an important part in helping your child to make sense of what has happened, and to process emotionally these disturbing events.

A decision will be made by the end of the school day as to whether we will resume co-curricular activities on Tuesday. Please check the ISK website for that announcement.

Thank you for your continued support, and for the many, many offers to assist the school. Let us remember all those who have been affected by this gruesome act. And let us also remember that we have a profound responsibility to engender in our children an enduring capacity for tolerance and compassion--something we can only accomplish together.
John Roberts
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mowlana Hazar Imam has sent a Talika on 23rd September 2013 regarding the Kenya Tragedy. He has called it a "horrific act" in "detestable circumstances" in which "eight murids have lost their lives and others have sustained injuries"

Mowlana Hazar Imam sent paternal maternal blessings for the soul of the eight victims by naming each of them individualy and also sent blessings to the families of deceased and also to the wounded for their most prompt and complete recovery.

Ameen Khudawind!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YAM:

Found this brief youtube interview with a couple with the last name of Manji.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTYSbPUkXxM

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another follow-up interview

http://www.kplctv.com/story/23510265/mall-assault-survivors-family-talk-about-incident

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interview of Raisah Virani, a 15 years old courageous Ismaili girls from Aga Khan Academy who got shot twice in the Westgate Mall tragedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2az1cD2eOk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Westgate Attack: Asian communities band together to help

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lapresse.ca/international/afrique/201309/27/01-4693823-attaque-de-nairobi-un-concours-de-cuisine-pour-enfants-qui-a-tourne-au-drame.php

Publié le 27 septembre 2013 à 08h12 | Mis à jour le 27 septembre 2013 à 08h12

Attaque de Nairobi: un concours de cuisine pour enfants qui a tourné au drame
Un jeune garçon blessé lors de l'attaque menée... (PHOTO JASON STRAZIUS, AP)


Un jeune garçon blessé lors de l'attaque menée par les shebab est évacué du Westgate sur un charriot, le 21 septembre.

PHOTO JASON STRAZIUS, AP

Attaque de Nairobi: 39 personnes manquent toujours à l'appel
Le Kenya était prévenu d'un risque élevé d'attaque terroriste
Les shebab avancent que 137 otages ont péri dans le Westgate
Deuil national et recherche de victimes au Kenya
Des dizaines d'Américains recrutés par les shebab somaliens


Actes de terrorisme

Helen VESPERINI
Agence France-Presse
Nairobi

Elle devait animer un concours de cuisine pour enfants et venait de sentir les coups de pied de son bébé à naître quand Ruhila Adatia-Sood, une présentatrice radio vedette, a été abattue samedi par un commando islamiste dans le Westgate de Nairobi.

Le concours était organisé sur le stationnement aérien du luxueux centre commercial, dévasté par plusieurs jours de siège. Le bâtiment était, comme pour beaucoup d'autres kényans, un traditionnel lieu de rencontre de la communauté ismaélienne à laquelle appartenait la jeune femme.

Selon un bilan officiel provisoire, 61 civils ont perdu la vie au Westgate, ainsi que six membres des forces kényanes et cinq assaillants dans une attaque revendiquée par les insurgés islamistes somaliens shebab. Et 61 personnes restent toujours portées disparues.

On ignorait encore vendredi combien d'enfants ont péri dans cette attaque.

Samedi dernier, Ruhila Adatia-Sood, 31 ans, avait rassemblé 33 enfants qui s'affairaient dans une cuisine en plein air installée pour l'occasion sur le stationnement du Westgate. Chacun d'eux devait préparer une entrée, un plat principal et un dessert.

«Nous sommes super excités! Rejoignez-nous à partir de 11 h pour le deuxième tour du Sungold Sunrice SuperChief Junior! Rendez-vous là-bas», au Westgate, avait écrit sur l'internet une de ses collègues, Kamal Kaur, juste avant le rassemblement.

Le concours venait de débuter, avec une foule de parents venus en spectateurs, quand tout le monde a «commencé à entendre des bruits secs», a narré Kamal Kaur jeudi, en marge des funérailles de Ruhila Adatia-Sood.

«Nous avons entendu quelque chose qui ressemblait à des pétards», a-t-elle poursuivi, avant de raconter comment le groupe d'assaillants s'était penché du rebord du stationnement pour regarder les flots de clients du Westgate fuyant déjà, en bas, le centre commercial.

«Un homme a tiré sur mon fils, mais il a réussi à esquiver» les balles, a-t-elle ajouté. L'homme, selon elle, portait un jean, un tee-shirt noir, des lunettes de soleil et un keffieh autour de la tête.

«Il tenait une grosse arme automatique, et je pouvais voir un pistolet dépasser de sa poche».


Communauté solidaire

Le petit Paramshu Jain, huit ans, a eu moins de chance que le fils de Mme Kaur. Il est mort pendant le concours, ont confié ses parents.

Mitul Shah, le directeur marketing de l'entreprise pétrolière Bidco, est lui aussi décédé samedi, en «tentant de sauver les enfants» assistant au concours, selon sa famille.

Jeudi, les membres de la communauté ismaélienne de Nairobi se sont déplacés en masse pour rendre un dernier hommage à leurs proches tombés dans l'attaque- la plus meurtrière perpétrée à Nairobi depuis l'attentat de 1998 contre l'ambassade américaine.

Quelque 2500 personnes se sont ainsi rassemblées dans le hangar qui sert d'habitude de club sportif et social à la communauté, en mémoire de Ruhila Adatia-Sood et de Shairoz Dossa, une mère de famille de 44 ans.

Elles ont chanté des prières et enlevé leurs chaussures avant de défiler devant les cercueils. De nombreuses femmes portaient un foulard musulman blanc.

«C'est un jour très triste. Nous n'avons pas de mots», a glissé un jeune homme vêtu de noir, se décrivant simplement comme un ami de Ruhila Adatia-Sood, avant de détourner la tête pour dissimuler son émotion.

L'animatrice de radio s'est vidée de son sang après avoir été blessée par balle à la jambe.

«Nous sommes une petite communauté. Une tragédie comme celle-là nous rassemble», a expliqué Azym Dossa. Lui aussi vêtu d'un costume sombre, il a mis sa flotte de bus à disposition de la communauté jeudi pour lui permettre d'assister aux funérailles.

Il doit la vie à une habitude bien ancrée : celle d'aller boire un capucino au Westgate le dimanche, et non le samedi.

Depuis le carnage, Shelina Manji, une jeune publicitaire, «ne dort plus la nuit». «Elle et moi étions très bonnes amies», a-t-elle dit de Ruhila Adatia-Sood.

«Quand j'ai appris la nouvelle, j'ai été sous le choc», a-t-elle encore raconté. «Juste avant (le drame), Ruhila avait envoyé un SMS à un ami pour dire qu'elle sentait son bébé donner des coups de pied» dans son ventre.
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lapresse.ca/international/afrique/201309/26/01-4693368-attaque-de-nairobi-le-kenya-enterre-ses-morts.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_vous_suggere_4693823_article_POS3

Publié le 26 septembre 2013 à 08h45 | Mis à jour le 26 septembre 2013 à 09h17

Helen VESPERINI
Agence France-Presse
Nairobi

Le Kenya enterrait jeudi les victimes du carnage du centre commercial Westgate à Nairobi, alors qu'émergent de terrifiants et nouveaux témoignages sur l'attaque du commando islamiste.

Les drapeaux étaient en berne dans tout le pays, au deuxième jour de deuil national décrété par le président Uhuru Kenyatta, en hommage aux 67 morts dont les corps ont été jusqu'à présent récupérés du Westgate ravagé par les combats et les flammes.

L'attaque du centre commercial à l'arme automatique et à la grenade par un commando de dix à quinze hommes avait été revendiquée par les shebab somaliens, liés à al-Qaïda, en représailles à l'intervention de troupes kényanes dans le sud de la Somalie.

Le drame vécu par une trentaine d'enfants qui participaient sur le toit du centre commercial à un concours de cuisine au moment de l'assaut a bouleversé encore un peu plus le pays.

Plus de 2000 personnes ont ainsi rendu hommage à une populaire animatrice de radio, d'origine indienne, Ruhila Adatia, 31 ans, enceinte, fauchée par les balles alors qu'elle participait à ce concours.

«J'avais 30 à 35 enfants avec moi. (...) Après la première explosion, les enfants hurlaient, les tirs ont commencé», a raconté Kamal Kaur, une collègue de Ruhila, au quotidien national The Standard .

«En l'honneur de nos proches disparus»

Kamal a raconté s'être plaquée contre un mur, tentant d'arrêter le sang coulant de la nuque d'un garçonnet blessé. On ignore avec précision combien d'enfants ont été tués. Ruhila Adatia, elle, n'en a pas réchappé.

Elle a été inhumée en même temps qu'une autre victime, Shairoz Dossa, 44 ans, mère de trois enfants, comme elle de confession ismaélienne.

La une du Standard était barrée d'une rose rouge avec le titre «En l'honneur de nos proches disparus».

Dans plusieurs quartiers de la capitale, des familles endeuillées ont enterré leurs proches. Plusieurs cellules de soutien psychologique ont été mises en place, notamment à la morgue principale de Nairobi.

Dans le centre commercial toujours interdit à la presse, les secouristes et les enquêteurs continuaient jeudi de fouiller le bâtiment dévasté d'où s'élevaient toujours de fines volutes de fumée.

Le toit servant de stationnement avait partiellement cédé mardi après un incendie, la chute de tonnes de béton faisant s'effondrer trois étages sous les carcasses de véhicules carbonisées.

Après presque 80 heures de carnage, le président kényan Uhuru Kenyatta avait annoncé mardi soir la fin du siège du Westgate et un bilan dramatique : au moins 61 civils tués, ainsi que six membres des forces de sécurité, et quelque 240 blessés.

Cinq assaillants ont été tués, et onze suspects sont en détention.

La police a précisé que le bilan était provisoire. La Croix-Rouge a compté 71 disparus, dont certains, ainsi que des assaillants, pourraient se trouver ensevelis sous les gravats.

Se voulant rassurant, le ministre de l'Intérieur Joseph Ole Lenku a affirmé qu'il ne reste que peu de corps dans les ruines noircies par les flammes, parsemées de débris indistincts.

«Problème sur le nombre d'otages»

Ces déclarations ont été accueillies avec scepticisme par la presse et les réseaux sociaux kényans.

Le quotidien Daily Nation estimait jeudi qu'«il y a un gros problème sur le nombre d'otages qui pourraient avoir été tués dans les échanges de tirs» entre assaillants et forces de l'ordre «et dans l'effondrement des étages». Et sur Twitter, les questions fusaient, comme : «Si des otages ont été secourus, où sont-ils?»

Le leader des shebab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, a déclaré mercredi soir que le carnage était «un message» au Kenya, dont les troupes combattent depuis fin 2011 les insurgés en Somalie dans le cadre d'une force de l'Union africaine, et «aux Occidentaux qui ont soutenu l'invasion kényane» et la financent.

«Retirez vos troupes (...) ou attendez-vous à d'autres bains de sang», a-t-il menacé.

Des enquêteurs de plusieurs pays - Royaume-Uni, États-Unis, Israël, Allemagne et Canada - et d'Interpol participent à l'enquête sur le site, où les démineurs ont procédé à une explosion contrôlée en fin de matinée, selon un photographe de l'AFP.

Selon le ministre de l'Intérieur, l'enquête «durera au moins une semaine». Outre le nombre de victimes, l'identité des assaillants reste controversée, certaines sources évoquant des Américains ou des Britanniques parmi eux.

À Nairobi où vivent de nombreux étrangers, le Westgate était régulièrement cité par les sociétés de sécurité comme une cible possible de groupes liés à Al-Qaïda, tels les shebab.

La sécurité a été renforcée dans les principales villes, les aéroports et aux frontières. Mais deux policiers et un civil ont encore péri dans deux incidents séparés dans le Nord-Est la nuit dernière, sur la frontière somalienne chroniquement instable.

Même si la classe politique n'a eu de cesse d'appeler à l'unité, l'attaque du Westgate pourrait relancer les tensions ethnico-religieuses entre chrétiens largement majoritaires et musulmans, dont une grande partie sont d'origine somalienne.
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October 5, 2013

Aga Khan University Supporters


Dear Friends,

Last week Kenya was enveloped in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist
attack that left more than 70 people dead, several hundred injured and many others missing. You may be interested to learn that the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi played a significant role in helping the victims of this calamity.

Following the attack, there was a massive influx of patients, families,
well-wishers and VIPs to the Aga Khan University Hospital. Our staff and
volunteers responded with competence, compassion and commitment to the crisis by treating almost half of the total casualties from the incident.

In such situations, in the midst of horror and loss, hope and generosity
are the only things we can offer. The area near the University Hospital’s
Heart and Cancer Centre was set up as a Blood Donation Unit, with the
assistance of the Kenyan Red Cross. We received almost 1,000 registered
donors in two days giving us an adequate supply to treat the injured. This
display of magnanimity and care for one another was heartwarming and a
strong counterweight to the senseless killings.

The political, social and religious leaders who visited the University
Hospital were complimentary about the quality of care we provided because of the competence of our professionals, the latest equipment and our high standards due to the recent international accreditation we received from the Joint Commission in the USA.

I am pleased to inform you that there were no staff members from AKU whowere injured in the disaster, for which we are very grateful. We are alsodeeply appreciative of our many volunteers, friends and alumni who provided their support or kept us in their prayers.

We are proud that our University was able to be a key part of the recovery process from this horrendous incident.

With my best regards,


Firoz Rasul

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sde.co.ke/thenairobian/article/2000155373/westgate-survivor-eats-life-with-a-big-spoon

Westgate survivor eats life with a big spoon By Pooja Kotedia Updated

Friday, March 20th 2015 at 07:50 GMT +3


Aqilah Kauser was one of the many casualties of the Westgate terror attack in 2013. She spoke to POOJA KOTEDIA about the day she saw her life crumble and how she recovered

You were among the lucky survivors of the Westgate attack. What exactly transpired on that day? At around 11am, I headed to the mall after a meeting at my office in Westlands. I was hooking up with a pal (Shamim Alu) for coffee. It was a bit packed, which was strange.

I remember asking a guard if there was any event going on and he mentioned a kid’s cooking contest. I headed to the coffee shop on the third floor. As I waited for my friend to arrive, I overheard three guys talk about insecurity and terrorism. I got a bit concerned and wanted to change the venue, but I decided to chill. What happened later? When my pal arrived, she mentioned how she had this bad dream about some strange shootings in town, but I shrugged it off since it was just a dream.

At exactly 12.15pm we heard gunshots. It happened so fast. Guys were screaming and the confusion was just too much. We couldn’t comprehend what was happening. I remember grabbing my friend’s hand and praying for our survival. A grenade was lobbed at us. I passed out and was in a lot of pain when I gained consciousness. I had gunshots wounds in both my arms. My vision was blurred, but I saw people on the rooftop, which is where I was. I cannot recall how I got there. I must have suffered a memory lapse from all the confusion.

How were you rescued?

A few minutes later, two men approached and instructed us that those who could walk should move to the Java kitchen and get out. I tried moving but I was in too much pain. I asked for help, but people kept jumping and running over me. Sangeeta, my friend, tried lifting me up. I saw another friend of mine, Shamim, lying on her back and my eyes filled with tears as I crawled to her. She was could not move. A white guy by the name of John and an Asian one called Sandeep, came to me and assured us we were safe. I tried so hard to lift myself up, but I couldn’t walk. They kept urging me to walk. I looked down at my boots and saw that I was fully covered in blood. But I was not going to give up. What was going through your mind all this time? I was in shock. I couldn’t believe I was actually there witnessing such horrific scenes right before my eyes. I don’t think I can ever forget that day and the things I saw. There was blood everywhere, dead bodies and injured people asking for help. Eventually, John carried me to Java. I knew I had to be strong, but the pain was too much. I started pushing myself down the stairs. I passed out twice on the stairs each time being woken up by the sound of gunshots. When I finally got outside, I saw a guy holding a gun telling me to move out quickly. I got so scared didn’t know who he was and froze.

He screamed at me, “Get out!” and summoned all the courage in me limp towards the exit. I was so relieved to be out of there as I walked towards the crowd that had gathered outside the mall. What happened later? I was in hospital for 14 days and underwent four surgeries at The Aga Khan University Hospital. I had two counselling sessions, but I was still emotionally weak. My family and friends played a big part in my recovery. I was constantly surrounded by people, especially my mother who would bathe, as well as my younger sister, Madiha. Any lessons learnt?

After the attack, I was so lost. I didn’t know which direction to take or whom to talk to. I was so confused about the decisions I was making. But I am now back on track. I go out freely, meet my friends and have coffee in malls. I am pretty much back to normal. I am still the crazy, jumpy, bubbly person I have always been. What’s different is that I value time more. It is one thing you could have one moment, and be gone the next.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33525834

The link contains a short video of the rebuilt Mall

Inside Kenya's newly rebuilt Westgate mall

14 July 2015 Last updated at 17:32 BST

The Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, which was the target of a terror attack nearly two years ago, is due to reopen on Saturday.

The huge Nakumatt supermarket was completely destroyed when the army started a fire with a shell, which brought the whole structure down.

BBC Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead joined a tour of the shopping centre ahead of its opening - the first time the media had been allowed inside the building since the attack.
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