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Kenya: 2 Thieving Westgate Soldiers Sacked, Jailed – Karangi

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Three Kenya Defence Soldiers fired over Westgate mall looting (file photo).

Nairobi — Kenya's Chief of Defence Forces has now admitted that some soldiers were found with stolen property following the Westgate mall terror attack.

General Julius Karangi said two of the soldiers were dismissed from the force and jailed, while a third is still under investigation.

The military has been under the spotlight after CCTV footage from the mall showed soldiers trying to open drawers in a jewellery store, while others were filmed walking into the Nakumatt store only to emerge moments later with paper bags in hand.

The contents remain a mystery but Karangi recently told a parliamentary committee that the soldiers were carrying water, provoking public outrage.

More to follow.

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