The young woman was at the Westgate Complex which was stormed, Saturday, Sept. 21, by members of the Somali extremist group Al-Shabab, which is affiliated with al Qaeda, in retaliation against the Kenyan military presence in Somalia. 68 people were killed and 200 injured in the shooting.
"I was present when the attack began. I was in the company of a friend. Fortunately, we were able to find refuge in a store in the shopping complex. I heard shots. Finally, we were evacuated from the building by the Kenyan authorities, "recalls Jennifer Padiachy.
The Mauritian says she was very scared, "I'm in Kenya for several years. I have never seen such a scene. "
Besides Jennifer Padiachy three other compatriots were near the Westgate Complex the day of the shooting, that the former judge Vinod Boolell his son Vikash and Nailah Emmambokus.