After attack and backlash, Kenya faces battle to win over Muslims

April 10, 2015 2:38 PM

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After attack and backlash, Kenya faces battle to win over Muslims

GARISSA/NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) - Days after Islamists killed 148 people at Garissa university, Kenya's president held out an olive branch to Muslims and urged them to join Nairobi in the struggle against militant Islam by informing on sympathizers.

But as Uhuru Kenyatta launches a battle for Muslim hearts and minds, his security forces must first reckon with the deep mistrust among ethnic-Somali Muslims in the country's northeast regions bordering Somalia.

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