Cape Town – An American family has told how they were
rescued from the siege at Nairobi’s Westgate mall by Abdul Haji, the son of a
former security minister in the Kenyan government, a report says.
According to The Telegraph, Katherine Walton and her three
girls survived the attack after Haji noticed the family huddled under
Haji saw the Waltons as he stood with a fellow rescuer
crouched outside the Nakumatt supermarket.
The report said Haji asked them to move towards them but
they could not.
Haji then asked Katherine if one of the older children could
be encouraged to run towards him.
Katherine’s oldest daughter Portia emerged and ran across
the deserted corridor.
Soon, the whole Walton family emerged one by one and
ran with Haji and other rescuers until they reached the police lines outside
The report comes as Kenyans seek more answers to the attack
that killed more than 60 people.