Kenya: Amid al-Shabab Massacre, Security Chiefs Replaced

The bodies of massacred workers after latest al-Shabab attack are lined up. (Reuters)

The bodies of massacred workers after latest al-Shabab attack are lined up. (Reuters)

BBC Africa is reporting that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has replaced his interior minister and police chief following a massacre by Islamist group al-Shabab. The author writes:

“The president asked Kenyans to unite, and said: ‘We will not flinch in war against terrorists.’

Kenya’s police chief David Kimaiyo stood down, while Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku was dismissed.

Earlier, al-Shabab killed 36 quarry workers in the north-eastern Mandera region near the Somali border.

The group attacked the workers around midnight on Monday while they were asleep in tents at the quarry in Kormey, 15km (nine miles) from the town of Mandera.

Non-Muslim workers were shot dead after being separated from the Muslims.

‘This is a war against Kenya and Kenyans,’ Mr Kenyatta said on national TV on Monday. ‘It is a war that every one of us must fight.'”

Read more at BBC Africa.

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