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Carrollton couple's daughter in Kenya during terror attacks

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Despite the ongoing terror attack in Kenya, a Carrollton couple is preparing to leave for Nairobi on Tuesday.

It's a trip planned long ago, a chance for Barb and Dave Schlack to see their oldest daughter Allison, who runs a Christian sponsorship program in Kisumu - Kenya's third largest city.

Saturday's attack on the mall in Nairobi, a place Allison frequents, gave Dave pause.

"I emailed Allison and talked to Barb and I said maybe we should postpone this," he said.

Fox 4 News talked to Allison by Skype and she told us the same thing she told her Dad.

"Starting on Saturday they have beefed up security everywhere. There's more security guards. There's policemen with guns patrolling at certain times. So it just seems like they have beefed up security country wide," she said.

That convinced Mom.

"Now is probably a better time to go because security will be higher," she said.

"She recommended we get a hotel closer to the airport," Dave said. "Just as a precaution."

Four loud explosions rocked the neighborhood around the Westgate Mall Monday as Kenyan security forces made what they called a final push to rescue hostages. Three attackers are reported killed -- 10 suspects arrested. At least 62 people have died.

But for Barb it was an easy decision to go.

"We've never seen her home. We've never seen where she works. We've never met the staff that she works with. And those are her family over there," she said. "We're so anxious to go see her. People over there think she's an orphan because we haven't been there for 7 years."


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