Terrorism Africa News
At a press confernce yesterday, Kenya Police Commissioner, Mathew Iteere, raised a security alert.
Security officers in public places have been cautioned to be extra vigilant. He said that they would be particularly alert at malls, bus stations, and other public gather venues.
The alert was issued in response to threats by the Somalia terrorist group, Al-Shabab.
Al-Shabab spokesman Sheik Ali Mohammed Rage said Kenya “would pay” for allegedly helping Somali government troops and their allies attack the militants’ bases in Somalia. The Al Shabaab has threatened to carry out retaliatory attacks on Kenya for co-operating with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.
Threats by Alshabaab cannot be taken for granted considering they issued a similar warning to Uganda before bomb attacks that killed more than 70 people in July last year for which they claimed responsibility.