Al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terror outfit having links with al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Meanwhile, the Kenyan security agencies came under serious criticism for the way they handled the disaster. The agencies had no prior information about the attacks and it took a long time for the specialised forces to reach the spot.
The Kenyan security agencies drew flak for the way it handled the tragedy
The local police initially prepared themselves for an armed robbery in the mall. The effort to flush out the terrorists, including a woman, was not over even after two days and the death toll was expected to rise more.
Presidential spokesperson Manoah Esipisu was reportedly defensive while giving interview to news channels over the gruesome incident that saw the death of many foreign nationals, including two Indians. He said the way of reacting to a terror attack is not always uniform.