Al-Shabaab spokesman warns “No peace in Kenya, so long KDF remain in Somalia”
Mogadishu (Harar24) – In a news conference with the local media last night, the official spokesman for the Al-Shabaab group, Sheikh Ali “Dhere” Mahamud Rage, spoke regarding yesterday’s attack in Mandera and predicted more attacks against Kenya.
Ali Dhere divulged the details of the attack in the news conference claiming that his group had killed more than a dozen of Kenyan soldiers, while destroying three vehicles and seizing two others. The spokesman also directed a message towards the Kenyan public blaming their government for their current situation. “The only ones who should be blamed for your insecurity are none but your government, which has invaded Somalia in an attempt to fight war on behalf of the West. Now that both your situation & theirs has deteriorated they have abandoned you to bear the burden of this war” said Ali Dheere.
The group’s spokesman further threatened that the Kenyan public should never envision peace in their country as long as their forces remain in Somalia. “We tell the Kenyan people to not even dream of peace, as long as your sons are occupying Somalia. So convince your government to withdraw their troops from Somalia”.
The attack comes amidst a wave of attacks that have been occurring in Kenya, particularly in Nairobi and Mombasa. Last Friday two explosions caused the death of twelve people and seventy injuries at Gikomba market, although nobody claimed responsibility for the attack. However in recent light of the Al-Shabaab leader’s latest threats of more attacks several embassies, including the US & Britain, have issued travel alerts for those travelling to Kenya, and in some cases even evacuated citizens from Kenya.