Kenya – once known to the world as haven of peace has been a target of terror attacks for more than a decade now.
Terrorism in Kenya started some time in 1998 with the U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi and has since then only become worse. In 2002, there was another bombing in Mombasa, this time targeting Israeli tourists.
And more recently, there has been a gruesome duel between the Kenyan forces and the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab. In 2014 alone, between January and May, Kenya has already witnessed close to ten major attacks mainly in the Capital Nairobi and the second largest city of Mombasa.
These attacks mainly target social places such as churches, hypermarkets and even open air markets.
In the latest tragedy, 10 people were reported to be dead and 70 injured following two explosions at the popular Gikombaa Market at the heart of the Capital, Nairobi.
There have been several terror attacks in Kenya and when innocent Kenyans are losing lives it becomes unfair to classify one tragedy as more significant than the others. However, with all due respect for human life, the U.S. Embassy attack, the Mombasa bombing, and the Westgate attack can be said to be three of the most devastating terror attacks in the country’s history.
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