When the al-Shabaab gunmen entered the Westgate mall in Nairobi, a man named Mitul Shah was inside. He didn’t survive the day, as he was taken hostage, but he did save lives. He convinced the terrorists to take him hostage instead of the children, sealing his fate and theirs.
His sacrifice saved the lives of 33 children.
Mitul was in the mall at the time of the attack because his company, Bidco, was sponsoring the child cooking competition.
By negotiating with the al-Shabaab gunmen to take him hostage instead of the 33 children, he single-handedly saved their lives.
Everyone knew that Mitul was a kind person who would go out of his way to help others… and his sacrifice at the Nairobi mall proves just how amazing he was to his core.
Because of his heroic sacrifice, his wife Rupal and 2 year-old daughter Sarai are alone, but they know that Mitual died a hero.
It’s hard to see past the unimaginable tragedy that occurred in that mall, but it’s inspiring to see such heroes rise up from the ashes. Share this story about Mitul’s ultimate sacrifice.