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Guinea have warned against the
dissemination of unofficial
results as the West African nation
counts votes from its first leg-
islative election in more than a
Supporters of both the oppo-
sition and ruling parties took to
the streets of Conakry Sunday
night celebrating victory even
though partial official results were
not expected until late last night.
Witnesses in the Conakry section
of Wanindara said security forces
dispersed demonstrators using tear
Mass text messages were also
distributed declaring winners for
Alassane Conde, minister for
territorial administration, warned
in a statement late Sunday that
anyone "sowing confusion" by
broadcasting fake results would
"face the rigour of the law."
Saturday s long-delayed and
hotly contested vote was preceded
by several violent protests over
how it would be conducted. (AP)
Guinea authorities blast
fake election results
KENYA---More than three dozen peo-
ple remain unaccounted for almost a
week after the end of the four-day ter-
rorist attack on Nairobi s Westgate Mall
that killed at least 67, the head of the
Kenyan Red Cross said yesterday.
The Red Cross report of 39 missing
people conflicts with the government s
contention that there are no remaining
missing people from the attack that
began September 21, and suggests that
the death toll could still rise as inves-
tigators dig through the rubble of the
partially collapsed mall.
"The numbers with us are what we
are still showing as open cases that are
reported to us," Red Cross head Abbas
Gullet told The Associated Press by
"The only way to verify this is when
the government declares the Westgate
Mall 100 per cent cleared---then we can
resolve it," he said.
At least 61 civilians and 6 security
troops were killed in the attack.
Government reports on the number
of terrorists killed, however, have been
confusing and at times contradictory.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said last
week that five attackers had been killed
by security forces gunfire and his office
said one or more might be trapped
under the building s rubble.
The Red Cross number of missing
has been dropping over the past week
as bodies have been positively identified
and as some missing people have been
reunited with their families, Gullet said.
The Red Cross said Friday the number
of missing people stood at 59.
The Nairobi city morgue said it had
no remaining bodies recovered from
the Westgate attack as of Friday.
Kenyan authorities have detained a
total of 12 people in connection with
the attack under the country s anti-
terrorism laws, including one on Sun-
NAIROBI---Jewelry cases smashed.
Mobile phones ripped from displays.
Cash registers emptied. Alcohol stocks
For the second time in two months,
poorly paid Kenyan security forces that
moved in to control an emergency are
being accused of robbing the very prop-
erty they were supposed to protect.
First the troops were accused of looting
during a huge fire in August at Nairobi s
Now shop owners at Westgate Mall
are returning to their stores after last
week s devastating terrorist attack to
find displays ransacked and valuables
One witness told The Associated
Press that he saw a Kenyan soldier take
cigarettes out of a dead man s pocket.
Shopkeepers spent yesterday carting
merchandise and other valuables out
of their stores and restaurants to prevent
any more thefts. No one can say for
sure who is responsible, but Kenya s
security forces are strongly suspected.
Soon after the attack began on Sep-
tember 21, Kenyan officials put a cordon
around the mall, allowing only security
forces and a few government personnel
to pass through.
Since then, alcohol stocks from the
restaurants have been depleted. One
business owner at the mall said money
and mobile phones were taken from
bags and purses left behind in the may-
Employees of a book shop on the
mall s second floor returned to find
registers yanked open and cash gone.
The store s laptops were also stolen.
All the shop s books remained in place,
said owner Paku Tsavani.
It is ironic, said the management team
of one Westgate business, that store
owners must now make reports of stolen
goods to the same security forces sus-
pected of doing the thieving. (AP)
39 still missing
after mall attack
Mall shopkeepers suspect
Kenyan troops in thefts
Civilians who had been hiding during the gun battle hold their hands in
the air as a precautionary measure before being searched by armed po-
lice leading them to safety. UK TELEGRAPH
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