100 Al Shabaab attacks in Kenya three years after military incursion
August 4th grenade attack on border town of Mandera marked Al Shabaab’s 100th successful retaliatory attacks in Kenya since its troops went inside Somali on October 2011
At least 370 people have been killed and over 1,075 others injured in terrorist attacks since October 2011 when Kenya defense forces went inside Somalia three years ago to hunt down Somali Al Qaida linked militant group Al Shabaab.
This translates to the death of one person every three days.
Figures compiled from a mix of official police reports as released to the media and independent numbers reported by the media show that the capital Nairobi and Northern city of Garissa have borne the greatest brunt of the attacks, accounting for more than half of the successful Al Shabaab attacks.
According to an analysis report by Kenya’s Standard newspaper, schools, churches, police stations, refugee camps, bus stations, hotels, night clubs and a shopping mall have been mostly targeted on the attack.
Kenya experienced a wave of terror attacks linked to Al Shabaab militant group which is against Kenya military presence in Somalia.
The terror attacks has affected Kenya’s tourism sector along the coast which is the country’s main economic activity.
Several western countries have issued travel advisories to their citizens visiting Kenya an idea that was downplayed by Kenya authorities.
President Uhuru Kenya has blamed the west of abandoning his country on the fight against terrorism.