Witness recounts how gunmen accessed Westgate Mall

By Bernard Oginga

A survivor of the Westgate Mall siege has recounted how the attackers gained access to the mall moments before the attack. The witness, Ben Mulwa who said a bullet aimed at his head missed by a millimetre narrated that he saw four men armed with long guns enter the mall through the basement parking lot.

Mulwa said the men had keffiyeh (a kind of checked scarf popularised by former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat) wrapped around their necks.

The gunmen aimed at security guards who they eliminated through shooting before accessing other parts of the building.

Each of the four gunmen also had a chain of ammunition wrapped around their chests according to the eyewitness who also suffered a bullet injury to his knee.  

It is not yet clear how other and how many gunmen accessed the building.