Shoppers, Businesses Return To Nairobi's Westgate Mall
The mall's reopening comes nearly two years after a terrorist attack killed 67 people. Militant group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.By Matt Moreno | July 19, 2015
Nearly two years after the deadly terrorist attack on Nairobi, Kenya's Westgate mall, the shopping center has reopened. (Video via Voice of America)
Hundreds of shoppers showed up Saturday for the reopening of the mall where Al-Shabab militants killed 67 people and injured 175 in 2013. Now, the mall is stepping up security with the addition of x-ray machines, explosive detectors, bomb sniffing dogs, bullet-proof guard towers and more. (Video via K24 TV)
While about half of the mall's original tenants returned, the BBC reports the horrific memories of 2013 have kept some shoppers and shopkeepers away.