Once again this seems to be the work of Islamic jihadists, bringing their beautiful vision of a world free of intoxicants to the people of Garissa. “Five dead in Kenya New Year blast,” from AFP, January 1:
GARISSA, Kenya “” Five people were killed in a New Year’s Eve hand grenade attack and shooting in a bar in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa near the border with Somalia, police said Sunday.
It marked the latest in a series of such attacks since Nairobi sent troops into Somalia to fight the Islamist Shebab.
“There was an explosion in a club in town shortly before midnight (Saturday) and five people died,” a senior police officer at Northeast provincial headquarters told AFP.
“After the explosion in the club there was shooting outside and people were running all over. It appears they targeted New Year celebrations,” the officer added, asking not to be named.
Regional police chief Leo Nyongesa told AFP: “We are investigating. We are looking for the attackers.”
Residents voiced fears that the attackers might have been Somali Shebab insurgents or their sympathisers, intent on creating a divide between Christians and Muslims in the region…..