Kenyan lawyer says client abducted after court acquittal

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan lawyer said gunmen he suspects were security officials wearing black balaclavas abducted his client on Thursday shortly after he was acquitted of supporting the 2013 extremist attack on the Westgate Mall that left 67 people dead.

Liban Abdullah Omar, who was found innocent of supporting the gunmen involved in the Westgate Mall attack in Sept. 2013, gestures after the verdict was delivered in the trial at Milimani court in the capital Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. A Kenyan court on Wednesday found two men guilty of supporting the 2013 attack by gunmen with the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab on Nairobi's upscale Westgate Mall that left 67 people dead, while Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi acquitted a third suspect. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

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