Islamic jihadists are enraged at Kenya because of its opposition to the al Shabaab jihad terror group in Somalia. The Westgate mall massacre was by no means an anomaly; as far as the jihadis are concerned, a great deal more Kenyan blood has to flow before their bloodthirsty god is finally avenged — and that will only be when non-Muslim Kenyans fully submit to Sharia overlordship.
“Nairobi blast kills at least five,” from AFP, March 31 (thanks to Kenneth):
A blast in Eastleigh, the main Somali district of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, killed at least five people Monday, an official at the national disaster operations centre said.
“Police are securing the area for emergency response services,” the official said. Eastleigh has in recent years been the scene of several explosions usually attributed by the police to Islamist extremists.
“We suspect it is a grenade,” a police officer at the scene told AFP. People at the scene said the explosive appeared to have been hurled at a bus stop and an adjacent food stall as people made their way home for the evening.
The attack comes a week after six people died when assailants burst into a church in Likoni district close to the port city of Mombasa and opened fire on worshippers.
The latest attacks come amid heightened warnings of a threat of Islamist violence in Kenya and despite boosted security in major cities.
Kenya has been hit by a series of attacks since sending troops into southern Somalia in October 2011 to battle Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents.