Kenyan Army Elite Carrying FN SCAR-H

    As I write this the elite Kenya Army troops are assaulting the Westfield shopping mall in Nairobi. According to the Kenyan government on Twitter (@InteriorKE) most of the hostages have been rescued and most of the mall is under government control.


    Many TFB readers noticed that the Kenyan Army, probably a special forces unit, are carrying FN SCAR-H 7.62x51mm rifles with EOTech sights, with some others carrying AR-15 style rifles chambered in 5.56mm. The regular army service rifles are 7.62x39mm Type 56 AKs and 7.62x51mm H&K G3 rifles. The elite capital police force units are using AR-15 / M4 rifles. The regular police have been seen using Type-56 and Type 56-2 AKs and miscellaneous pistols.

    Kenyan Troops With H&K G3 rifles.

    Kenyan Troops With H&K G3 rifles.

    Police officer.

    Police officer with Type 56-2 rifle.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this cowardly terrorist attack. I hope it will be resolved today without the loss of any more hostages.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!