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Kenyan president vows vengeance for Somalia attack

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 01:09

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says the latest attack by Al Shabaab in neighboring Somalia only renews his government's resolve to destroy the militant group. Mana Rabiee has more.

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visits soldiers injured in an attack last week by al Shabaab militants, on a Kenyan army base in neighboring Somalia. But just hours before he arrived, there'd been another deadly attack. This time, in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, at a restaurant on the popular Lido beach. The late night car bombing and gunbattle that followed left at least 17 people dead. In Nairobi, Kenyatta told a service for last week's victims, that his government is determined to destroy Al Shabaab. (SOUNDBITE) (English) KENYA'S PRESIDENT, UHURU KENYATTA, SAYING: "Every Kenyan must understand that this is a war that requires that we all be united as a nation and that we stand shoulder to shoulder to face the enemy of humanity." But images of coffins carrying soldiers has eaten away at some of that resolve in Kenya. Kenya's main opposition is calling for the withdrawal of its troops from Somalia -- even as Kenyatta vows to stay on course.

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Kenyan president vows vengeance for Somalia attack

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 01:09