Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has attacked and killed 36 quarry workers in the north-eastern Mandera region near the Somali border while they were asleep in their tents.
Following the report, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has replaced his interior minister and police chief and commented saying “We will not flinch or relent in the war against terrorism.”
With the announcement of his dismissal of interior minister Joseph Ole Lenku, he nominated Joseph Nkaissery, an opposition politician and former army general, as his replacement.
“This is a war against Kenya and Kenyans,” said President Kenyatta. “It is a war that every one of us must fight. The time has come for each and every one of us to decide and choose – are you on the side of an open, free, democratic Kenya… or do you stand with repressive, intolerant extremists?”