A section of the Westgate Mall complex collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya.
Weeks after a four-day siege of a popular upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in which at least 67 people were killed and up to 200 injured, it is still very unclear exactly what happened.
The basic narrative that has emerged is that on Saturday, Sept. 21, unidentified gunmen attacked the Westgate mall. The siege, which the Islamic terrorist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for, lasted until Sept.
From there, the questions begin. Rumors, speculation, conspiracy theories, and a few facts have swirled around Nairobi, because the Kenyan government has provided so little information in the aftermath of the attack. Or the government has provided information which conflicts with other sources.
Here are some of the burning questions that remain unanswered:
Who carried out the attack?
The Kenyan military recently identified four terrorists who they allege took part in the attack.
However, from the start of the attack, the Kenyan government indicated anywhere from 10 to 15 militants were involved. The government then said five militants had been killed – but no bodies were ever shown to the media. At least 11 other people were arrested after the attack, suspects who apparently were not at the mall during the incident. Some, including an American-Somali woman, spent several days in jail before being released. The math leaves perhaps up to 10 militants unaccounted for.