61 are still missing after end of siege
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Some 61 people said to have been among those at the Westgate shopping mall when faceless myrmidons struck five days ago, are still unaccounted for.

According to the latest Kenya Red Thingy data, six of those reported missing have been found and re-united with their families.

Nine bodies have also been positively identified by relatives.

"The search for the missing people is still on... A number of people have come forward to look for their kin," a Red Thingy official who only identified himself as Mr Anwar told the Nation Thursday.

Red Thingy is carrying out the tracing services to locate and re-unite missing persons with their families at Uhuru Park.

According to the brief, the organization says their main challenge is how to tackle the increased public anxiety on account of missing persons that has been brought about by inadequate information.

The faceless myrmidons descended on the shopping mall last Saturday, killing a total of 67 people and injuring at least 240 others drawn from various nationalities, by the end of the four-day siege.

The mall was among the favourite outing joints for expatriates in the city.

Six security officers and five faceless myrmidons also died in the attack. Eleven people suspected to have been involved with the well-planned and executed assault are in jug.

The government has embarked on its next phase, which according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku, will involve forensic processes of identifying the dead through their fingerprints and DNA.

Ballistics tests will also be undertaken to determine the nature of weapons and ammunition used in the siege.

Mr Lenku on Wednesday said teams from the US, Israel, Britannia, Germany, Canada and Interpol had joined police for investigations.
Posted by: Fred 2013-09-27