Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ghanaian Author Killed in Kenya Mall Shooting

The late Prof. Kofi Awoonor

From Ghana Business News

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

A senior Ghanaian citizen and former Professor at the University of Ghana has been killed in the Kenya mall attack Saturday September 21, 2013.
Ghana government officials have confirmed that Prof. Kofi Awoonor, 78, is among the 39 persons killed by the gunmen.
A press statement from the Ministry of Information says “Government regrets to announce the death of former Chairman of the Council of State, Prof. Kofi Awoonor in Nairobi, Kenya this morning.
Prof. Awoonor died from injuries sustained during an attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi this morning which Somali militant group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for.
Ghana's High Commission in Kenya has confirmed Prof Awoonor's untimely passing and indicated that his son who also sustained injuries in the attack, survived and is currently responding to treatment.”
About 100 people were injured.
The Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the killings.

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