Kenyans march for national security after massacre

One of the relatives to Garissa University students who were killed by Al-Shabaab militia outside Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi on April 7, 2015 after they were taken through body identification process. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The extremists lined up non-Muslim students for execution in what President Uhuru Kenyatta described as a "barbaric medieval slaughter".
  • The army said Monday's airstrikes destroyed two Islamist bases, and followed a promise by Kenyatta that he would retaliate "in the severest way possible" against the Al-Shabaab militants for their attack last Thursday.
  • Authorities have named one of the four gunmen killed as a fellow Kenyan — a once promising university law graduate called Abdirahim Abdullahi, an ethnic Somali — highlighting the Al-Shabaab's ability to recruit within the country.

Kenyans on Tuesday marched to demand greater national security following last week's massacre by Somalia's Al-Shabaab Islamists, ahead of a candlelit vigil on the final day of mourning for the 148 people killed by the militants.

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