Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vows war on al-Shabab

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said “we will not flinch” in the war against Islamist group al-Shabab after a massacre near the Somali border.

“This is a war against Kenya and Kenyans,” he said on national TV. “It is a war that every one of us must fight.”

He has announced that Kenya’s police chief, David Kimayo, is quitting.

Mr Kenyatta’s speech came hours after al-Shabab killed 36 quarry workers in the north-eastern Mandera region.

Al-Shabab attacked the workers around midnight on Monday as they slept in tents at the quarry in Kormey, 15km (nine miles) from Mandera town.

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

A driver who visited the scene of the attack, Ali Sheikh Yusuf, told the BBC most of the victims appeared to have been lined up, and shot in the head, at close range.

He said four were beheaded inside their tents, while three appeared to have escaped to Mandera town.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30295519

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