September 28, 2013
NAIROBI: Kenya has vowed not to bow to Shebab threats of more
attacks if troops are not pulled out of Somalia, following a devastating
mall attack in Nairobi by the Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents.
“We went to Somalia because Al-Shebab was a threat to national
security… We will continue to take action on that front until our
security and interests in the country are protected,” Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku told reporters on Friday.
Somalia’s Shebab chief Ahmed Abdi Godane said the Nairobi
Westgate mall carnage in which at least 67 people were killed would be
followed by “more bloodshed” unless Kenya left Somalia.
Kenya invaded southern Somalia to attack Shebab bases two years ago, and later joined the 17,700-strong African Union force deployed in the country.
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