Kenya. Shockwaves after the shoot-out

Kenya. Shockwaves after the shoot-out

As forensic investigators comb the Westgate Mall for clues about the insurgents, anger grows at the security failure.

In the wake of the attack at Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Mall, President Uhuru Kenyatta faces tough questions about the probity and efficacy of his government.

As Kenyatta responded to the tragedy with some powerful, well-scripted speeches, his diplomats were working to get the ICC trial of Deputy President William Ruto suspended, so that he could return to Nairobi to help manage the crisis. At the same time, Kenyan leaders were insisting the country was the target of an international terrorist campaign, far beyond local or regional politics.

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