Thievery Comes After Carnage at Kenya Mall

Jeffrey Gettleman et al., New York Times, October 4, 2013

Mannequins were stripped clean, jewelry cases smashed, racks of expensive suits carted off, dozens of cash registers cracked open and at least one member of the Kenyan security services arrested, caught with a bloody wallet.

The looting of the Westgate mall, the scene of a siege in which scores of people were killed last month, appeared to have the scope and organization of a large-scale military operation, and many Kenyans are asking if that is what it was.

From the first hours after Islamist militants burst into the mall on Sept. 21, killing men, women and children, until a week later when shopkeepers were let back in to sweep up the broken glass, very few people were allowed inside the mall except the Kenyan security forces, mainly the army.

More and more Kenyans believe that those soldiers methodically cleaned out the mall, and that the barrages of gunfire ringing out for days were being directed not at the last of the militants but at safes and padlocks to blast them open. Some business leaders even question whether the Kenyan Army deliberately prolonged the crisis by saying that shooters were still in the building when they were actually dead, to give themselves extra time to steal.

Witnesses said that the most they saw militants loot was a couple of cans of soda, and shopkeepers cited no instances of panicked shoppers helping themselves to merchandise as they ran for their lives, leading to the widespread conclusion that the security forces must have been involved.

Kenyans are accustomed to corruption—their country is consistently rated as one of the most corrupt in the world—but the evidence of looting amid a national tragedy has been too much for many to take.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced an official inquiry into the security services’ response, which has been roundly criticized as slow and bungled. But official inquiries often do not amount to much, many Kenyans say. The other night on a Kenyan news broadcast, a camera panned across a shelf of previous inquiries thick, bound tomes that went nowhere.

In a question put to viewers, 77 percent said they believed the Kenyan Army was responsible for the plundering of Westgate.

“Four-day siege or four-day shopping spree?” said one Western official working in Kenya.

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  • Spartacus

    Colonialism was a horrible thing, wasn’t it ?

    • D.B. Cooper

      Hey, I like that! I’m going to start using those pictures on other sites.

      • Spartacus

        Go for it .

      • CoweringCoward

        Best set is the Hiroshima/Detroit 1945/2013 one. That one out right shows how much more destructive than even the most fierce weapon ever devised blacks are.

        • Romulus

          The best set were the ones that spartacus posted the other night on “happy endings”

          • Bantu_Education

            I’d like to see those – sadly most of the comments on that thread were scrapped for some reason.

          • Romulus

            Spartacus said you can view them from a site from the blogroll on occidental dissent. Go to their site then scroll down the right of the blogroll to the site that begins with storm. The pics involve the “money changers”

        • ms_anthro

          My favorite is this one:

          • CoweringCoward

            Yeah, that’s a keeper too.

    • Sighisoara

      Just. Wow. And it’s happening all over the world.

    • Bantu_Education

      The picture on the right represents progress as now, instead of a handful of white tourists, thousands of black people have “homes” in the hotel ruins.

  • capnmorgan5150

    So it was all a ruse by blacks to loot the place? I knew it!

  • joesolargenius

    African priorities at their finest , I joined the Merchant Marines after I left the Corps because they promised me the chance to go to Africa on one of twelve boats the company was sending. However Providence stepped in and six of the boats were cut so I stayed on the Gulf coast , this was the second time in three years something intervened and kept me out of that screwed up Continent. Just lucky I guess.

  • dd121

    You can put bars up anywhere you choose in Kenya and look through either side. You’ll observe Africans in their natural state.

  • bigone4u

    Blacks love a crisis because it provides an opportunity for the “five finger discount.” LA riots, Katrina, etc. prove you take the African out of Africa, but you can’t take Africa out of the African.

  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    Isn’t the publication of this article a violation of some UN human rights treaty?

    Just reading it makes me more of a virulent racist than I was before.

    When will MSM get on the right side of history and stop reporting stories that make blacks look like blacks?

  • APaige

    During a terrorist attack on 9/11 our white first responders entered buildings to help save lives.
    During a terrorist attack in Kenya (Obama’s family origin) the first responders steal from those that died.
    We are not the same.

    • ms_anthro

      Read Erectus Walks Amongst Us by Richard D. Fuerle for an interesting theory about why.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I don’t believe that Barry Soetoro’s father is B. H. O. from Kenya. I believe that his father is pornographer/Communist Frank Marshall Davis. I also believe that Barry claimed Obama as he father to romanticize and dramaticize his life as his true life embarrassed him.

  • ograf

    Why is it a big deal that they stole stuff ? It would be a miracle if they hadn”t stole anything.

    • dukem1

      Really, what in Kenya could be worth stealing? So you can show up at your village of mud huts wearing a dozen gold chains?
      Then what? They make you the chief? The king?

      Savage barbarians without a bit of intelligence.
      I think what they need is more educational opportunities.
      How is this even news? Isn’t this the same crowd that looted the bags and bodies of an airline crash not long ago?

      • Jesse James

        I imagine the globalist and the Jews established this mall to cycle the hundreds of millions of dollars of international aid dumped into East Africa back out again. The money comes from the families of the current political clique in power from bribes received from Western governments, corporations and NGOs.

  • William Allingham

    this reminds me to something which happened to me in mexico.

    after being caught in an flood with my car, i started to fear for my life and no body wanted to stop and help. finally i had to abandon my car (which would not start anymore) and jump to a passing by bus.
    when the rain had receded and i returned looking for my car i was informed that i needed to pay thousands of pesos in order to get it back because mexican government fines you and takes profit whenever you have an emergency or accident.

    they will not help you in fact they could not care less if you dye because of their poorly made streets.

    while complaining about this, one local told me about people trapped in a flooded street and towls asking them money in order to give them a hand.

    • joesolargenius

      I lived and traveled through Mexico for years and will never go back there ,the only good people I met were the middle class whom were actually educated , If it weren’t for the university girls I would have no good memories .

      • LIBERTYSINCURSION

        Who ever said you have to go back in order to experience Mexico again? Mexico, thanks to our idiotic egalitarian Government, is busy coming right here to America! Knock knock Gringo!!!!

  • IstvanIN

    This sounds a lot like New Orleans during Katrina.

    • dukem1

      Katrina was the perfect example of the ability of modern-day Black Americans to take care of themselves.
      Incompetence and ignorance combined with laziness.

  • Mike Conrad

    The British media is reporting that the mall and many of its businesses were Israeli-owned. Not a peep about that in the U.S. MSM…..

  • me

    Bantus in charge of an area that Whites built. Then comes raping, robbing, and White genocide. It was ever thus, and ever will be. This is why Whites need their own country, with no Bantus allowed.

  • The darker subcontinentals aren’t even “mixed”. They’re Austro-asiatic.

  • Mike Conrad

    Yep…it makes more sense once you ‘go overseas’ and get something closer to the full picture. Such is the MSM in the USA…

  • Herman

    No surprise whatsoever.
    The only question is if the Mall will re-open.
    Remember most of the stores burned down by blacks after the MLK shooting never re-opened.

  • Bantu_Education

    Did they become race-realists after? Or are they still giving thumbs-up to multiculturalism and diversity?

  • Bantu_Education

    They seem to be more astute business-men, but then they’re only competing against Bantus. There have been many instances In South Africa when their township market stalls are attacked and looted and their shacks are burned down.

  • Bantu_Education

    Kenya and Israel have close political relations. At the outset I thought the Kenyans would use Israeli forces to end the siege. But then they probably said, with an eye on the loot, “no we can handle this ourselves”.

  • Katherine McChesney

    ??

  • Katherine McChesney

    I met the O’Jays when they were clients of the company I worked for. It was following their first L.A. concert to begin their tour in the 70’s. All they were interested in was getting the White girls drunk and trying to get them to engage in some sexual sport with them. Of course, we girls were repulsed by their behavior and we ignored them.

  • Bobbala

    Never let a crisis go to waste …