Man charged for claiming to be Westgate terror attacker

Destroyed cars at the Westgate mall in Nairobi on September 26, 2013. 

Photo credit: File | AFP

What you need to know:

  • He was also charged with being in possession of literature that appeared to glorify terrorism.
  • He pleaded guilty to impersonating a Directorate of Criminal Investigations officer.

A man accused of lying to police officers that he was among al-Shabaab terrorists who attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi in 2013, during which at least 67 people were killed, was on Tuesday charged in an Eldoret court with making a false statement and creating alarm. 

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