Top Ghanaian Politician feared dead in Kenya attack

Information gathered by Peace FM indicates that a prominent Ghanaian Politician is feared dead in the attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Armed gunmen waged a tense standoff with Kenyan police and soldiers inside an upscale Nairobi shopping mall early Sunday, hours after brazenly gunning down shoppers, diners and others.

There were 39 confirmed dead at that point, according to Kenya’s president, who added that his close relatives are among those killed. Two gunmen, including one who was detained after being shot, are also dead. Francis Kimenia, secretary to the Cabinet, tweeted another 293 people got treatment at three area hospitals, which “are appealing for more blood.”

The Ghanaian who is reported dead in the heinous attack in Kenya is a former Chairman of the Council of State under the late President Mills administration. Government is yet to confirm the news but credible information indicates that the Ghanaian poet was in the mall when the attack occurred.

Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the carnage and vowed not to negotiate with Kenyan authorities. It claimed that “all Muslims” were escorted from the mall before the attack — suggesting that its targets were people who didn’t believe in their extreme form of Islam.

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