Revenge behind attack
The presence of Kenyan troops in Somalia has been the main reason for previous al-Shaabab violence in Kenya. Last week’s attack is, according to al-Shaabab, also revenge for oppression of the Muslim population in Kenya.
– The government’s security forces have made mass arrestments of people without any other grounds than that they have Somali ties, says NAI researcher Anders Sjögren.
Listen to interview with Anders Sjögren in Swedish radio (opens in new window).