SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) Kenyans flee a district near the country’s border with Somalia following a deadly attack on Kenyan workers by al-Shabab Takfiri terrorists.
Kenyan sources said on Tuesday that civilians were leaving their homes in Mandera county in northeastern Kenya to take refuge in an army base, fearing that more attacks by al-Shabab militants might take place.
“We have come here to the military camp to see how the government can help us with this issue… But from what we have seen, we are afraid that even in the places where we have rented houses, we can be attacked there, and we do not know what will be next,” said Joseph Maina, a refugee.
Earlier on Tuesday, al-Shabab terrorists opened fire on a group of quarry workers in Mandera, killing 36 of them.
Following the deadly assault, the Kenyan president removed the country’s police chief and interior minister in an attempt to appease public outrage over the government’s inability to restore peace and security to northern Kenya.
Kenya currently has over 3,000 soldiers stationed in southern Somalia, where they have been battling al-Shabab. The country sent troops into Somalia in late 2011, after the militant group carried out a series of raids inside Kenya.
The al-Shabab militants have been pushed out of the Somali capital Mogadishu and other major cities in the country by the African Union Mission in Somalia, which is made up of troops from Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Sierra Leone and Kenya.