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However, it shifts the focus back to the old narrative that Kenyans are somehow responsible for the current insecurity, and that if we "got out of Somalia", the "Banditry" would stop. It also very subtly blames the 'Somali Muslim'.
#AlShabaab #AlshabaabAttacks #NorthernKenya
For over 56 years, those in the North Eastern Territories have been held hostage by the same idiotic thinking pushed by KEGovernment & Media (apologies @DennisOkari) that is OWNED by our political leaders..
It is insanity! In this thread, the historical background of #AlShabaab
@DennisOkari ..from where we last left off. Scroll down or search the other Threads by looking for [#AlShabba] and [#FireWalkers] .
But first, a recap....
"On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, the UN Security Council rejected Kenya’s request to designate al-Shabaab a terror group under
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1/ Some thoughts on local and international dynamics behind al-Shabab's unprecedented attack in #Kenya on Manda Island's #CampSimba airbase.
2/ First, apart from smaller attacks on police posts and army convoys along the border, until now there has never been a large-scale assault by al-Shabab on a military installation within Kenyan territory.
3/ Previously, Al-Shabab's only launched major attacks on military targets within #Somalia itself. Indeed, al-Shabab's biggest attacks within #Kenya have all been on "soft" targets: Dusit2 Hotel in 2019, Garissa University in 2015, Mpeketoni in 2014, Westgate Mall in 2013.
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Alleged #AlShabaab attack on airstrip near Camp Simba (used by US & Kenyan forces) hours ago. Location of airstrip is here: goo.gl/maps/7WqtDTSiY…. Smoke seen emerging from the #Lamu base in open source imagery. This thread is to verify imagery.
This image of smoke rising from alleged attack area was taken south east of the air strip. The multicoloured building seen is located here: goo.gl/maps/jJvhjWUqL…. The light in the foreground of the image is on the barrier of the Lapset Compound.
This footage, originally uploaded to FB today, was filmed from this exact location not far from the image above: goo.gl/maps/HZnoxJexc…. Credit to @TerraServer for updated imagery as @googleearth does not have completed construction of Lapset Compound. #Kenya #Lamu
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BREAKING NEWS: #AlShabaab fighters have attacked a US military base in Lamu county, #Kenya.

Reports say a suicide bomber involved in the attack on Camp Simba in Manda Bay.
UPDATE: According to the al-Qaeda group, #AlShabaab fighters "have now taken effective control of a part of the base" following the Sunday morning attack.

#Kenya #Lamu
UPDATE: #AlShabaab spokesman tells @AJEnglish Sunday morning attack on Camp Simba, a US military base in #Kenya's Lamu county, is not connected to current events in the Middle East.
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The Kenyan Vets were sidelined to pave way for AFRICA PARKS who will manage our Game Parks. Balala @tunajibu has been paid, it's not about 'race'. It is about a new regime in the North run by the British. Africa Park's President is Prince Harry
@alaminkimathi @Citizen_Alert1
mathenge joe @mathengejn >>"Ian Craig is the new Cecil Rhodes,the new #coloniser who confirms the adage that colonisers never went anywhere; they have just changed tactics and that's why we need to be entirely vigilant.
We agree: Let us look at the timelines
@wmnjoya
Our President @UKenyatta did a "deal" back when he was confirmed as President. He did this with the Royal Family. Recently, he signed a secret letter with Space For Giants. And @BrandKenya was unveiled....
Maasai were the most important natives on the branding - as servants
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This is the Berlin Conference all over again. Cut & Slice Africa, disregard what the indigenous owners of the land say. But you make your choice. Here is the thread.
TiTLE Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), and IEBC Kenya on scrapping of #Constituencies in Northern Kenya.
#NRT, @USAID several @EU_Commission countries are lobbying the @IEBCKenya and the Environment, Mining, Minerals, Wildlife and Pollution Committee in #KENYAN Parliament to scrap constituencies to make one single 'manageable' constituency in Northern Kenya.
[Note that #NRT is owned by the @RoyalFamily. It is NOT owned by 'the communities' - who have no land title deeds - all this land has been "grabbed" though eviction, burning homes, killing cattle, poisoning boreholes and "NRT" does not benefit the community in any manner]
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