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Vol 55 No 24

Published 5th December 2014


Kenya

Attacks claim securocrats

President Uhuru Kenyatta's sacking of two top officials in response to devastating attacks by Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen seems unlikely to appease an outraged public. Security Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku and Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo Mwole were fired within hours of the second attack in Mandera in ten days. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for killing least 36 quarry workers in their tents on 2 December outside Mandera, on the Somali border and not far from Ethiopia. It shot 32 men in the head and beheaded four.

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