Steve Mbogo: I was a Victim of Westgate, I Don’t Regret being there for my Country




Steve Mbogo does not regret being there for Kenyan people and would do it again!

The former Starehe parliamentary aspirant, in a lengthy statement released yesterday, gave a broader explanation on why he went to the terror front at 14 Riverside Drive on Tuesday.

The controversial businessman noted that he was a victim of the Westgate terror attack in 2013, something that drives him to rush to the aid of people in need without second thoughts.

“To those not in know that six years ago that’s 2013 I was a victim of The Westgate attack. The horrendous memories of children and women being shot at blankly at close range on the rooftop is always etched in my mind something that drives me not to have a second thought when it comes to the aid of those under the terror trap,” said Mbogo.

“It was a heart-wrenching scenario that offers me an impetus and the zeal of always wanting to help whenever such a disaster strikes. Even after being a victim, I managed to jump two floors down to safety but I opted to remain at the scene instead of going home, I stayed from the day of the attack till the end of the operation whereby I helped with the voluntary assistance to the rescuers and other Kenyans of goodwill.”


Steve Mbogo further said that in his capacity as a patriotic Kenya, he could not wait to be summoned to the terror attack site.

“In my capacity as a patriotic Kenyan, I couldn’t wait to be summoned to stand up for a brother, sister, mother, friend, and a neighbor but showed at Riverside 14 amid a broken heart full of prayers and hope that no innocent soul could be lost.”

He added: “I went there with hopes to help that little innocent child, the woman so afraid of what lays ahead, an incapacitated elderly on a wheelchair stretching an arm out with fright written all over his face for help.

“I don’t regret being there for my country and her people, I don’t regret taking a bold move while knowing I was putting my life on the line. I will do it again for Kenya and our people anytime am healthy and alive.”


Mr Mbogo also strongly rebuked his critics describing them as “sadists on full-blown manic depression”.

“Those who spewed negative barbs at my rescue session at Riverside 14 can only be likened to sadists on full blown manic depression waiting to celebrate when one of us dies,” fired Mbogo.

He further clarified that he was not carrying an assault rifle but a normal short gun Model- DERYA-ANAKON 12 GAUGE shotgun with a PUMP action MAGAZINE-FED which is within use for a licensed firearm holder like himself.



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