The year 2020 brought with it mixed reactions around the world, especially in Kenya.
From losing another prominent personality to cancer to rampant Al -Shabaab attacks, Kenyans are furious and emotions are running high 13 days into the new year.
On Thursday, January 2, 2020, three people were killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack targeting a bus near Kenya’s coastal town of Lamu.
The terror group acted again on January 5, attacking the Manda Bay military base, and killing one soldier and two Department of Defence Contractors.
Barely a week later, on January 10, a police post in Mandera was attacked by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen who also tried to destroy a communication mast.
This morning, three non-local teachers were killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack in Kamuthe area, Garissa County.
The group targeted a communication mast and police post in the 1am attack. The Garissa County Director of Education, Mr. Khalif Isack disclosed that the three teachers were butchered by the militants at 1.30am local time.
This terror attack prompted Kenyans to voice their strong opinions on Twitter earlier today, while some calling for politicians to wake up and focus on the nation's security.
The Kenyan government should now imitate Trump in the USA like what he did to Iran! We are tired of seeing our fellow Kenyans killed! #AlShabaab— Justus Ondieki (@JustOndieki) January 13, 2020
AlShabaab attacks in Kenya in past 5 weeks, Since December 7th 2019 We have lost More Than 30 Kenyans— Captain Dominic Omondi. (@CaptainDominicO) January 13, 2020
Today 3 teachers shot dead at Kamuthe
Meanwhile Matiangi and Kibicho are busy doing BBI politics ??????
Sad Times To Live In Kenya Indeed! #AlShabaab
#AlShabaab are roaming freely in Kenya because Uhuru Kenyatta and Fred Matiangi are using all the energy on an harmless @MigunaMiguna and the BBI nonsense #DespotsMustFall— Ma?? ?o???™???????? (@manukoech98) January 13, 2020
Mediocrity of the highest order!
If we had a competent President, by now we should be knowing why #AlShabaab are targeting Teachers and Students.— Njuguna Nyenjeri (@ECDGraduate) January 13, 2020
Why are they fighting EDUCATION? This is the BIG Question.
However, dynasties think BBI is more important.
IF we all get killed, who will you rule?
I Thought Back Then In The Days When Terrorists Would Invade Our Country Kenya, Always The President Would Make A Public Report/Speech Immediately. But Now Look They Are Watching While We Suffer????.— El•PedrO™? (@Peter_Mwangi1) January 13, 2020
I Think Kenya Is ROTTEN Through Our Leadership????#AlShabaab pic.twitter.com/fxQErfqgPm
3 teachers shot dead in an attack by suspected #AlShabaab in Garissa,this is happening at times when CS for the interior security is out there coordinating BBI political rallies using taxpayers money.— Hurricane.Ke ???????? (@Sam254w) January 13, 2020