NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Asian Muslim community in Nairobi, Kenya, is expressing solidarity with relatives of the 67 people killed by Islamic militants in last week's attack on an upscale shopping mall.
On Sunday, hundreds of Asian Muslims formed a human chain outside the Westgate shopping mall to hold hands, pray and hold a minute of silence. After the ceremony, participants left candles and flowers to honor the victims of the deadly attack.
Henna Arain, a Muslim survivor of the mall attack, said, "I'm here today to show solidarity with my Kenyan brothers and sisters who lost their lives here at Westgate. I'm a Muslim and before that I'm a Kenyan."
Local Christians, meanwhile, remained fearful. Worshippers were searched as they attended church services in Nairobi on Sunday.
A priest at the city's Holy Family Basilica wondered if Kenya's government can protect people from future attacks.