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Vol 55 No 13

Published 27th June 2014


Kenya

Confused response to terror attacks

President Kenyatta claimed 'local political networks' were to blame for the atrocities on the Coast. It’s not the only bizarre circumstance of the shootings

The spectre of a breakdown in Kenya's national security faces President Uhuru Kenyatta in the wake of terrorist attacks on the north-eastern coast that claimed more than 50 lives. As the country mourned the dead from raids between 15 and 17 June in Mpeketoni, close to the major tourist destination of Lamu Island, evidence of widespread security failings has emerged.

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