Mpeketoni was a ripe target for terror attack

A resident of Mporomoko village near Mpeketoni leaves after nine more people were killed on June 16, 2014 following last Sunday’s massacre. In Kenya, a section of the coastal religious and political leadership seems to have made it their forte to protect prowling terror gangs. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Report said anger over settlement scheme was the cause of tension in the area
  • Mpeketoni is a rural outpost, and the majority of residents are the beneficiaries of founding President Jomo Kenyatta’s plan to set up a settlement scheme in the area.

Carpenters were fixing the broken doors on Ann Gicheni’s grocery shop in Mpeketoni on Tuesday morning when they noticed some writings on a Safaricom poster stuck on the door.


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