Fox apologise for using Westgate terrorist footage in 24: Legacy

Corey Hawkins in 24: LEGACY
Corey Hawkins in 24: LEGACY. Photo: FOX

The executive producers of the new Fox television series “24: Legacy” have apologized for using original footage from the terror attack at the Westgate Mall in Kenya mall where 67 people were killed.

Supposedly depicting a fictional terror attach in Egypt, the footage from fourth episode of the series was taken from the real-life September 2013.

In a statement, producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto said: “We regretfully included news footage of an attack in Nairobi. It will be removed from all future broadcasts and versions of the show,” producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto said in a statement.

The producers also apologised “for any pain caused to the victims and their families and are deeply sorry.”

It was not immediately clear how the footage of the Kenya attack was obtained.
The series debuted earlier this month.

A number of Kenyan Twitter users reacted angrily using the #SomeoneTellFox hashtag.

Following the broadcast, the Kenya Film Classification Board has begun the process of filing a formal complaint against the FOX Network for the use of the cctv footage.

Somali terrorist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming the attrocity was in retaliation for Kenya’s decision to contribute troops to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.