Kenya militancy: US announces 100 mn USD to boost counter-terrorism effort

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Kenya has witnessed a rise in terrorist attacks since late 2011. Al-Shabab militants have carried out many attacks in the African nation to vow revenge of Operation Lind Nchi. The Operation Lind Nchi is coordinated military mission between Kenya and Somalia.

Scores of people have been killed in Kenya since 2011. In the latest atrocity carried out by the jihadist group claimed lives of around 150 people mostly students at Garissa University College in Garissa town near Somalia border.

Al-Shabab claimed it as retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia. In a pre-dawn attack on April 2, the non-Muslim students were separated and later gunned down by the militants at the university campus.

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A substantial Muslim population resides in largely Christian country Kenya.

Al-Shabab militants did the same same thing when they attacked Westgate Mall in capital Nairobi in 2013. They separated non-Muslims and gunned down them.

Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry announced to provide 100 billion USD to strengthen counter-terrorism strategies like border security, law enforcement and intelligence sharing in Kenya.
Terrorism has now become a global challenge that needs positive effort to eradicate it.

Kerry also announced to extend support to the African Union mission in Somalia to help root out Al-Shabaab militants and rebuild political institutions in the horn of African state.

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