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Daring rescue by police officer in Nairobi siege

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Daring rescue by police officer in Nairobi siege


From the siege of the Westgate shopping centre an amateur video has emerged which captures the sheer terror of those caught in the assault while highlighting the brave act of one person.

A mother and her two children paralysed by fear cowered under the counter of a cafe within the centre.

A man is seen sliding forward on his stomach. He is a police officer in plain clothes. He reaches the family and eventually the mother is persuaded to follow her rescuer.

The sheer mayhem of the assault can be heard in the background heightening the atmosphere of fear.

The family and the policeman make their escape.

Outside the army take over and the family is led to safety. It is a personal story which captures the universal horror of events in Nairobi.

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