Kenya's State House is our next target - Shabaab

2016-03-01 13:07
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Nairobi - The leader of al-Shabaab's Kenya cell has threatened to storm the east African country's State House, a new video released by the group's media agency claims, according to reports. 

The group's leader, Ahmed Iman - who is also a former engineering student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) - said they would erase all the colours of the national flag at State House except the red one as a symbol of the coming onslaught, The Star reported.

The video, which was posted on February 22, shows the group celebrating the recent killing of over 100 Kenya Defence Forces soldiers in Somalia, as they flashed the slain soldiers' IDs and weapons, the Standard said.

These new threats come hot on the heels of speculation that the group was planning attacks on Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Mombasa International Airport (MIA) at the beginning of this month.

Read more on:    al-shabaab  |  kenya  |  east africa  |  security

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