David Rising of the Associated Press is reporting that the last victim of the Kenyan Mall attack that left 67 people dead has been identified. Calan Munyaka, 37, was identified by his mother, Karen Wambui on Sunday. Rising writes:
“The 27-year-old was one of 37 victims of the al-Shabab terrorist assault whose bodies were brought to the single-story main morgue building in the Kenyan capital, where a crucifix is nailed above the wooden entrance doors and the smell of the dead drifts out the open windows. Other bodies were taken to city hospitals and elsewhere…
Officials say at least 61 civilians and six security troops were killed in the four-day takeover of the mall by the al-Qaida-linked militant group. With the Kenyan Red Cross reporting an additional 59 people still missing, the toll is expected to rise and the morgue may fill up again, though the government maintains it has no reports of anyone unaccounted for.”
On Saturday, September 21, 2013 gunmen identified as members of al-Shabab took over the affluent mall in Nairobi, killing and injuring scores of people including Ghanaian poet and diplomat Kofi Awoonor.