FBI: Kenya airport fire caused by electrical fault

FBI finds that Kenya airport fire was caused by electrical fault, Kenya's presidency says

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FBI: Kenya airport fire caused by electrical fault
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 file photo, police stand guard as fire engulfs the international arrivals unit of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenyan government said Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 that the FBI has determined that a massive fire that engulfed Nairobi's international airport in August was caused by an electrical fault. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Kenyan government says the FBI has determined that a massive fire that engulfed Nairobi's international airport in August was caused by an electrical fault.

Kenya's presidency said that U.S. Ambassador Robert Godec shared the FBI's finding during a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday. The fire gutted the arrivals hall at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Kenyatta and Godec also discussed the terror attack against Nairobi's Westgate Mall, which the FBI is also helping to investigate. A four-day siege of the mall by al-Shabab terrorists began on Sept. 21. At least 67 people were killed in the attack.

Kenya's presidency said that Godec, who was summoned to the meeting with Kenyatta, pledged U.S. assistance to Kenya to help fight terrorism.

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