Rykter i Nairobi sier at kenyanske soldater melder om forferdelige scener etter terroristattentatet i Nairobi. De sier at de har funnet likene av kastrerte menn, barn med kniver i kroppen liggende i kjølediskene, halshuggede mennesker og med øynene stukket ut ifølge The Star (Kenya).
“Those are not allegations. Those are f****** truths,” the doctor, a forensics expert, told The Star newspaper. “They removed balls, eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood. They drive knives inside a child’s body. Actually, if you look at all the bodies, unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers.”
The information could not be independently verified, but William Pike, the British editor of The Star, said the reporters working on the story had been given similar accounts from other sources. “We have [the source] on a recording,” Mr Pike said. “He was talking very graphically, and he was very angry.”
Daily Mail har en lang artikkel om saken idag:
Yesterday, soldiers and doctors who were among the first people into the mall after it was reclaimed on Tuesday, spoke of the horrifying scenes inside.
‘You find people with hooks hanging from the roof,’ said one Kenyan doctor, who asked not to be named.
‘They removed eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood.
‘They drive knives inside a child’s body.
‘Actually if you look at all the bodies, unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers. Here it was pain.’
A soldier, who took pictures at a bread counter and at the ArtCaffe, said he was so traumatised by what he saw he has had to seek counselling.
The Star skriver idag at 61 personer fremdeles er savnet og at regjeringen bekrefter at 67 er registert døde så langt. Røde kors opererer med 71 savnede.
Det hevdes at Kenyas National Intelligence Service (NIS) varslet politiet på forhånd om det forestående angrepet. I tillegg har en gravid politikvinne vitnet om at hennes bror som jobber for NIS ba henne om ikke å gå til handlesentret på lørdag da hun ikke ville være istand til å løpe.
It has also emerged that a policewoman has recorded a statement after her brother who works for the NIS warned her not to visit Westgate on Saturday because of an impending attack. The NIS officer is being sought for interrogation.
The pregnant policewoman regularly went window shopping in Westgate on Saturdays.
«She has told police that her brother who is a NIS officer warned her not to visit Westgate that Saturday because she would not be able to run with her bulging tummy,» a senior officer involved in the investigation said yesterday.
The Independent legger til at militæraksjonen som involverte bombing av handelsentret også kan ha vært for å stanse lidelsen til gislene.
Ghoulish accounts on the fate of the hostages have circulated Nairobi and there have been claims that the military was forced to blow up part of the Westgate complex not just to bring the siege to an end, but to end the appalling suffering of hostages amid reports that hostages were raped, and others beheaded and their heads thrown out of the windows.