(From the article)
" In a previous exclusive interview with Citizen TV, Mr. Kassam said he was at a shooting competition when his phone rang and when he answered, “the caller said, ‘Shots fired. We’re scared.’”
Mr. Kassam got into his car with fellow licensed firearm user – Peter Bonde – and off they sped towards Westgate Mall where they exchanged fire with criminals, fought side-by-side with Kenyan law enforcement, and led hundred of Kenyans trapped inside the mall to safety. "
" Did he ever think he would die in there? Absolutely. “At the entrance, just before entering (the mall),” he said. But does that thought keep him away from the centre of action? Absolutely not.
Which is why when yet another group of armed assailants raided the Dusit complex on 14 Riverside Drive on the afternoon of January 15, 2019, he showed up, yet again, and put his skills to use.
Mr. Kassam, in a slightly unbuttoned brown shirt, black trousers, sneakers and a pistol in his right arm, led reservists who collaborated with police in countering the gangsters and rescuing the hundreds of Kenyans and foreigners trapped inside the complex. "