Revealed: American family rescued by hero of attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall

I keep telling myself to stop reblogging the news, but… Yeah, this is worth it. Mr Haji, I know you say that you just did what anyone would do, but that doesn’t change that you’re a hero.

Divine Freedom Radio

Exclusive: American family the Waltons have told how they were rescued from the
siege at Nairobi’s Westgate mall by a man who has been hailed a hero. Aislinn
Laing reports.

 

In Pictures: Nairobi shopping mall attack

Faced with a long afternoon trapped in the house with her five children last Saturday, Katherine Walton decided on a quick excursion – a trip to Nairobi’s popular Westgate Mall.

On arriving together, her two teenage boys briefly went ahead with Mrs Walton following with her three daughters including four-year-old Portia.

Portia Walton is helped to escape by Abdul Haji GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

Four hours later, the family lay pinned to the ground opposite the supermarket where they did their weekly shop as gunmen hurled grenades and sprayed bullets just yards from them.

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