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Kenya has 'defeated' mall attackers: president

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation on the Westgate shopping mall attack in the capital Nairobi September 22, 2013. REUTER
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation on the Westgate shopping mall attack in the capital Nairobi September 22, 2013. REUTER

NAIROBI (Reuters) - President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that Kenya had defeated the militants who had attacked a Nairobi shopping mall and held out there for four days.

The raid killed at least 67 civilians and security personnel, with more bodies still to be recovered. Five militants were killed and 11 were now in custody, Kenyatta said.

"As a nation our head is bloodied but unbowed," he said in a televised address. "We have ashamed and defeated our attackers."

(Reporting by Richard Lough and James Macharia; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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