Bendita Malakia, World Bank attorney from Elizabeth City, N.C. claims she was rescued by “American Security Forces” when she was trapped in the Nairobi Mall. There have been conflicting reports about the level of support Israeli, British MI6 and American forces provided the Kenyan government during the siege.
Daily Mail reported:
An American woman who was trapped inside the Nairobi mall as terrorists ran amok claims she was eventually rescued by an ‘American security team’.
That is according to Bendita Malakia, the Harvard-trained lawyer who was caught up in the siege and hid along with 15 others in a store inside the mall for five hours before the armed men arrived to lead them to safety.
Thirty-year-old Malakia, who is from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, recounted the frantic scene tonight in an interview with NBC News as her rescuers bluntly told her, ‘If you guys want to get out, we understand it’s dangerous, but this is probably your best shot. If you don’t get out now you may not get out.’
Rushing to the exit, accompanied by the armed security men who she believed were from the United States, two grenades thrown from only 30-feet away detonated near to them, but thankfully for Malakia she escaped and returned home to her parents on Monday.
While there has been no official confirmation of any direct American involvement in the stand-off between the heavily-armed militants from the Somalia-based al Shabaab and Kenyan Defence Forces, the statement from World Bank employee, Malakia, seems to suggest there was.
Previously on GP: