Kenya's Security Problem With Al-Shabab Doesn't Stop At Borders

April 4, 2015 11:59 AM

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer. When Islamist militants took over a Nairobi shopping mall in September 2013, Kenya vowed never again - never again would Kenyan citizens be left so vulnerable. But this week, militants from the same group, Al Shabaab, struck a university campus, killing at least 143 students. The gunmen were killed. Authorities arrested five other people in connection with the massacre. This morning, a student who survived the attack was found. Other students remain unaccounted for. NPR's Gregory Warner reports that many Kenyans are asking how could this happen again?

GREGORY WARNER, BYLINE: The attacks were just so similar. One was a mall; the other was a campus dorm. But in both cases, four gunmen blasted into a building, two of them positioning themselves strategically to keep a platoon of Kenyan soldiers at bay, while inside the other two gunmen had hours to ...

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