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Fresh Mandera Attack Claims 35 Lives

The escalation of insecurity in Kenya has raised concern amongst local politicians calling on government to adopt a reliable security system for the safety of Kenyan citizens.
Unidentified gunmen have shot dead 35 people in a fresh attack in Mandera County in Northern Eastern Kenya. Kenya Red cross officials say the gunmen raided a quarry at Koromei town this morning and shot dead 35 people and injured two others critically.

The attack is the second in 7 days in Mandera County that borders Somalia to the East. The first was an ambush on a bus where 28 people were shot dead by suspected Al-Shabab militants. Following the first attack, Kenyan security claimed to have responded killing 100 other militants and destroyed their bases in Somalia, an allegation the Al-Shabab have repeatedly denied.

The escalation of insecurity in Kenya has raised concern amongst local politicians calling on government to adopt a reliable security system for the safety of Kenyan citizens. Former President Daniel Arap Moi, praised for adopting a ruthless security system, this week urged Kenyans to be patient with Uhuru Kenyatta as he tries to attend to the security crisis in the country. The Al-shabab has sworn to reign terror on all troop contributing countries to the AMISOM and Kenya which entered Somalia on a private arrangement to fight the militants. 

Prior to the quarry attack, there were a string of grenade attacks last night on Wajir town. A statement from the official handle of Kenya's interior ministry says they had foiled the attacks by three unidentified gunmen.  There is growing concern in the region on the security situation of troop contributing countries after they edged out Al-shabab from its key fighting points in Somalia. 

AMISOM has scored victories on Al-shabab in their economic nerve centre – Barawe port leaving the terror group desperate for funds.

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