Kenya – Kenyatta sacks interior minister over Mandera attacks and security failures

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has replaced his interior minister and police chief following a massacre by Islamist group al-Shabab.

The president asked Kenyans to unite, and said: “We will not flinch in war against terrorists.”

Kenya’s police chief David Kimaiyo stood down, while Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku was dismissed.

Earlier, al-Shabab killed 36 quarry workers in the north-eastern Mandera region near the Somali border.

The group attacked the workers around midnight on Monday while they were asleep in tents at the quarry in Kormey, 15km (9 miles) from the town of Mandera.

Non-Muslim workers were shot dead after being separated from the Muslims.

‘Choose a side’

“This is a war against Kenya and Kenyans,” Mr Kenyatta said on national TV on Monday. “It is a war that every one of us must fight.”

“The time has come for each and…

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