THREE more bodies including that of a KDF soldier were recovered from under the rubble of the collapsed roof of Westgate mall yesterday morning.
Police and rescuers recovered the soldier's body and two other bodies suspected to be those of the attackers. One body is partially burnt but the face is intact and investigators suspect it could be an attacker. The remains were taken to City Mortuary for forensic examination.
A sub-machine gun of a type not used by Kenyan security forces was recovered near the bodies. The gun and spent cartridges have been collected and will be taken for ballistic examination to establish if they were the weapons used during the attack.
Three bodies were also recovered on Monday so the official death toll has now risen to 73.
Investigators had not established whether the bodies recovered on Monday were of victims or terrorists.It is feared that many more bodies may still be buried under the rubble.
Meanwhile MPs have made it clear that they want a big shake-up of the leadership of the security services.
"We expect heads to roll after our investigations," says Asman Kamama, joint chairman of the parliamentary team probing the Westgate attack.
The joint committee comprising his Administration of National Security committee and the Defence and Foreign Relations committee led by Tetu MP Ndung'u Gethenji.
They are looking into lapses before, during and after the attack. The committee will also ask why security forces failed to act on the intelligence about the possibility of such an attack.
"We cannot have a situation where the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing, and information gathered is not properly utilized. We want those who slept on the job to be dealt with," said Kamama.
Next week the committee is expected to grill Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku, Defence Secretary Raychelle Omamo, National Intelligence Services Director General Michael Gichangi, Chief of Defense Forces General Julius Karangi, Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo and CID director Ndegwa Muhoro.
Immigration officials, United Nations High Commission for Refugees representatives, and security experts will also testify.
Tomorrow, the committee will receive memoranda from the public and other individuals.
"We want to get to the bottom of this matter with the hope that the situation is properly handled to avoid future occurrences," Kamama said.
Gichangi is expected to come under heavy criticism from the MPs over his handling of security intelligence reports.
In a closed session, MPs cited recent clashes in Mandera, Garissa, Wajir,Moyale and the Coast as incidences of where intelligence services was caught off guard.
Yesterday, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that a public commission of inquiry will also be set up to investigate the attack during the national inter-denomination prayer meeting at the KICC.
President Kenyatta said the KDF will remain in Somalia where they have been since October 2011 working with AMISOM and the Somali government to get rid of al Shabaab.
"We can no longer allow its heinous and primitive activities anymore and that is why we joined in the fight against them. Since their affairs were spilling over into the country, the KDF had to go to Somalia to protect our country as well as restore order. They will only come back after order has been achieved," Uhuru said.
"These murderers claim they attacked us because Kenya is in Somalia. Let me remind them that for over 20 years Somalis fought each other while we only offered refuge to those running away from the civil war," he said, pointing out that Dadaab is the biggest refugee camp in the world.
Uhuru urged Kenyans to be on the lookout for anyone who might threaten the country's national interest .
"Security personnel cannot be in every place. Security is a responsibility of the government as well as citizens. We must be each brother's keeper as the Bible says," Uhuru said.
"Yes in Kenya we have Christians, Muslims, Hindus and people of other faiths but we are all one people, one nation in one great country called Kenya and children of one God," the Deputy President William Ruto told the prayer meeting.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga appealed to the international community to support Kenya in fighting terrorism instead of issuing unnecessary travel advisories.
Other speakers included Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Chief Justice Willy Mutunga.