Review urged better training following Nairobi attack
OTTAWA – A federal review recommended better security and awareness training for personnel posted abroad after an employee at Canada’s High Commission in Nairobi was killed during a terrorist attack on a shopping mall, newly released documents show. The internal review also called for re-examination of the overall plan for responding to critical incidents overseas involving federal personnel, says a summary of the findings. The summary, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, flowed from a February 2014 meeting of interdepartmental task force members who had grappled with the horrors that unfolded in Kenya five months earlier. On Sept. 21, 2013, al-Shabab gunmen attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.