These British tourists are disappointed about their holidays being cut short. They should be far more disappointed that the British government is doing nothing at home to stop the people who perpetrate attacks like these, except for appeasing and accommodating them in every possible way. “British tourists evacuated from Kenya amid al-Shabaab fearsÂ – video,”Â Guardian, May 16, 2014–Continue Reading Â»
From theÂ Telegraph/by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Ten people have died in twin explosions in Kenya’s capital that hit a bus and a busy second-hand clothes market, also wounding at least 70 others two days after Britain warned its citizens to avoid parts of the country.Â It was the deadliest terror attack since the Westgate Shopping Centre raid in September, when terrorists from al-Qaeda’s proxy in Somalia, al-Shabaab, killed 67 people.
Friday’s attacks took place almost simultaneously in an area east of Nairobi’s central business district that serves as a major transport interchange for people heading to poorer suburban residential areas.Â One of the devices was detonated inside a public minibus taxi and the other beneath a clothes stall in the open-air market.
Kenyans reacted angrily that the blasts were able to take place despite repeated promises from the government that they were taking measures to root out terror cells.Â Thousands of ethnic Somalis were last month rounded up and interrogated in an attempt to unearth those living in Kenya who were sympathetic to al-Shabaab. Hundreds were deported back to Somalia.
Al-Shabaab vowed it would strike Kenya repeatedly after the Kenyan army invaded Somalia to help the international effort to crush the extremists.Â Since then, individuals in Kenya believed to be sympathetic to al-Shabaab rather than its direct agents have carried out at least ten attacks.
Four people died and 90 were injured on May 4 in a grenade strike on a bus approaching Nairobi. Three died in Mombasa a day earlier, and four people including police officers were killed on April 23. At least 28 people have died in terror attacks since December.
None of the strikes have directly targeted tourists, however.