My daughter whispered 'pretend you are dead'
23 September 2013 Last updated at 11:34 BST
At least 68 people have been killed and more than 170 injured since the attack at the shopping centre in Nairobi on Saturday. Militants are said to still be holding a number of hostages.
Kamal Kaur is a radio presenter who was in the mall with her two young children when they came under attack.
She describes the moment when he son had missed the bullet by just an inch and how her daughter "kept whispering to everybody pretend you're dead, pretend you're dead, he won't shoot you".
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 23 September 2013.