Armed Muslim terrorists attacked the college campus in Garissa, Kenya around 5:30 Thursday morning, shooting bystanders and wreaking havoc. The carnage would end hours later with 147 people dead, 70 wounded, and a nation mourning yet another horrific Islamic attack. The assault on Garissa was the worst terror attack Kenya has seen since the bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi back in 1998. The violence was also reminiscent of the more recent terrorist attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, where 67 people were killed and another 175 wounded.
As in the mall attack, the perpetrators were vile Muslim extremists from the terrorist group Al Shabaab. Sadly, Kenya can expect for these horrible attacks to continue. The reason why should strike fear into the hearts of Americans… Al Shabaab uses the poor border security between Kenya and Somalia as their cover. They make their homes near the border on the Somalian side, giving themselves ample opportunity to plan their next vicious blow against Kenya.
World News was focused on Kenya as the events unfolded:
CNN Explains who Al Shababb is:
When the dust had settled 147 people were dead and Nigeria was mourning, again.
The people of Kenya are now wondering what the government is doing to protect them from the Muslim terrorists. “This is a moment for everyone throughout the country to be vigilant as we continue to confront and defeat our enemies,” Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
— InteriorCNG Ministry (@InteriorKE) April 2, 2015