Kenya attack victim to be buried

Cape Town businessman James Thomas, 57, was shot by al-Shabaab gunmen in September.

James Thomas’s coffin arrives at the Chapel of Bishops College on 2 October 2013. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town businessman killed in the Nairobi Westgate Shopping Mall siege will be laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon.

James Thomas, 57, was shot and killed by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab gunmen in September.

At least 70 people died in the attack at the upscale Kenyan shopping complex.

The funeral service will take place at Bishops College in Rondebosch at 4pm.

The media has been given strict instructions of what video footage can be taken.

According to a postmortem report released in a statement by the family, Thomas was shot three times and died instantly.

Meanwhile, Kenyan authorities vowed to deal with those behind the attack.

At least 12 people have been arrested in connection with the four-day siege.

Al-Shabaab says the attack was triggered by Kenya's military operations in Somalia.

The group also threatened more terror attacks if Kenya did not pull out of that country.