Kenya mall footage ‘shows Norwegian citizen Hussan Abdi Dhuhulow’

Kenya mall attack

One of the men suspected of carrying out last month’s shopping centre attack in Kenya has been identified as a 23-year-old Norwegian citizen.

Investigators believe Somalian-born Hussan Abdi Dhuhulow is one of four gunmen seen in CCTV footage from inside the mall.

The footage released earlier this month shows the armed men during the attack on the Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

The four-day siege, which was carried out by members of Al Shabaab, left 67 people dead.

The Islamist group said it was an act of revenge for Kenya’s military campaign in Somalia.

Investigators have been referring to the men in the CCTV by the colour of their clothes – black shirt, white shirt, blue shirt and pink shirt.

Sources close to the investigation in Kenya and Norway have told the BBC they now believe the man identified as ‘black shirt’ is Dhuhulow.

Dhuhulow fled Somalia with his family in 1999.

He returned to Mogadishu 10 years later and since then, family members say he has been in sporadic contact.

More bodies found in mall

Meanwhile, Kenyan emergency workers have pulled two bodies from the rubble of the Westgate mall, a month after an attack by militants killed dozens.

Ndung’u Gethenji, the MP chairing the parliamentary committee investigating the attack, said it was “highly likely” the bodies were two of the gunmen.

The authorities will now conduct forensic tests on the bodies.