Three Kenyan policemen killed in two Nairobi attacks ----- Posted to the Web
Friday 03 December, 2010 -----
By James Macharia
Friday, December 03, 2010
NAIROBI, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Unidentified men killed three Kenyan policeman in two separate grenade and gun attacks in the capital Nairobi on Friday, police said.
An explosive device hurled into a police van in a predominantly Somali suburb of Nairobi in the morning killed one officer in what a police commander said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
In the afternoon, two armed men on a motorbike, killed two traffic policemen. The attackers were chased and killed by Kenyan security officers.
The morning strike took place in Eastleigh during the morning rush hour. Witnesses said three men lay in wait for the white police Land Rover and tossed the device inside before running into an alley.
"This is a clear indication that terrorism is very, very real, globally and in our country. There are definitely a number of elements who are bent to cause terror in Kenya," said Kinuthia Mbugua, Kenya's administrative police commander.
Analysts said the attack could also have been carried out to settle a grudge against the Kenyan authorities who routinely raid the suburb to weed out illegal Somali immigrants.
Police ordered a fresh crackdown to find the attackers in Eastleigh, dubbed "Little Mogadishu", which they say is awash with small arms and which residents say is a money laundering centre.
"It's all systems go," police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said when asked if a new raid was underway in Eastleigh.
"We cannot rule out any link between the two attacks, but we have not established any yet," he said.
Foreign investors in Kenya, east Africa's largest economy which shares a porous border with Somalia, cite the Islamist insurgency next door as a serious concern.
"For the time being there has been no reaction. But if there was a third one then we would probably see the shilling take a beating on Monday," said Duncan Kinuthia, head of fixed-income at Bank of Africa in Nairobi.
Twice hit by al Qaeda-linked attacks, Kenya has long cast a wary eye at its lawless neighbour Somalia, where Al Shabaab militants who claim links to al Qaeda have been waging a three-year insurgency against the Western-backed Somali government and want to impose a harsh version of sharia law.
Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala that killed at least 79 people watching the soccer World Cup final in July.
Will Hartley, editor of Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, said al Shabaab was recruiting in Eastleigh, but the attack could be a local grudge unless a pattern emerged.
"It is possible it could have been the action of Shabaab sympathisers," he said.
"Kenya's government was talking about al Shabaab's active recruitment in that area and recently made some arrests. So we know Shabaab has a presence there although it is not operational but more support and recruitment."
One of the two policemen involved in the first attack was released from hospital after being treated for minor bruises. He blamed the Somali insurgent group al Shabaab for the strike.
"I went to work as usual ... a grenade was thrown at our car, it must be al Shabaab not anyone else," the officer, who declined to be named, told Reuters. (Additional reporting by George Obulutsa, Wangui Kanina, Helen Nyambura-Mwaura, Richard Lough, Humphrey Malalo, Beatrice Gachenge and Sahra Abdi; Editing by Louise Ireland) (For more Reuters Africa coverage and to have your say on the top issues, visit: af.reuters.com)
Wareysiga Todobaadka iyo Dalmar waxaa marti inoogu ah Bilan Sumuuni Muuse oo ah gabadh Soomaaliyeed oo ka faaíideesanaysa fursadaha waxbarasho ee dalkan Nederlands..
Waa wareysi ku saabsan sida beelaha Banaadiriga ee Muqdisho u arkaan dastuurka qabyada ah ee loo diyaarinayo Somalia. Weriyaha Radio Dalmar ee Muqdishu C/laahi Cismaan Faarax ayaa arrintaasi ka wareystay gudoomiyaha Golaha dhaqanka ee beelaha banadiriga Maxamed Bin Cali (Uunsane).
Wareysi ku saabsan shir ka dhacay magaalada Leiden, Nederlands oo lagu xusay maalinta ololaha ka hortaga gudniinka hablaha ee 6-da Febraayo, waxaa laga wareystay Zahra Naaleeye.
Barnaamijka Todobaadka iyo Radio Dalmar, Waxaa soo jeedinaya Maxamed Cabdi Faarax.
Waraysi ku saabsan wax-barashada lagu qaato jaaliyada Somalida Amsterdam Maxamed Khayreh oo Somvao ka tirsan, waxaana wareystay Axmed Shanle.
Maxaa keena welwelka, maskax-caburka ama (Stress ) qofka qaxootiga ah iyo calaamadaha lagu garto?
Axmed Shanle ayaa arrimahaasi ka wareystay tobabarayaal ka tirsan jaaliyada Somalida dalka Nederlands Yuusuf Xersi iyo Mahdi Faarax.
Wareysi qaas ah oo lala yeeshay Dr. Cali Sheekh Axmed Abubakar, Gudoomiyaha Jaamacada Muqdishu oo booqasho ku yimid Nederlands. waxaa wareystay Maxamed Cabadi Faarax, shir ka dhacay Den Haag .
Barnaamij ku saabsan gudoomiyaha jaamacada Muqdishu Dr. Ali Sheikh Ahmed oo la hadlay jaaliyada Somalida Nederland, shir ka dhacay Den Haag .
Wareysi lala yeeshay Magan Daahir oo ah horyaalka kubada miiska ee dalka Nederland .
Barnaamij ku saabsan Africa 50 sano oo ay xor tahay ka dib halkee maanta taagan tahay,waxaana soo jeedinaya Axmed Shanle .
Directeur SOMVAO Ali Ware interview Radio 1.( met het oog op morgen).
Barnaamij ku saabsan kulan ay yeesheen jaaliyada Somalida ee Nederland ka dib siideyntii 12 qof ee Somalida ahaa ee lagu xiriirshay argagixisada
Dood ku saabsan sida loo sixi lahaa qaladkii laga aaminay Somalida Yurub, gaar ahaan Nederlands ee ah inay ku lug leeyihiin arrimo argagixisinimo, waxaana ka qeyb qaadanaya qaar ka mida aqoonyahanada mujtamaca Somalida ee Nederlands.
Barnaamij ku saabsan qorshaha mustaqbalka ee mamnuucista jaadka ee dowlada Netherlands.
Dood ku saabsan dhibaatada qaadka uu ku hayo Somalida Nederland. Waxaa ka qeyb qaadanaya Farxiya Mumin, Ahmed Abdulwahab iyo Maxamed Yusuf.