Rioters attack ethnic Somalis in Kenyan capital

(Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to disperse Kenyans who threw stones and broke into the homes and shops of ethnic Somalis in Nairobi’s Somali-dominated Eastleigh neighborhood on Monday to protest against a bomb attack in the district on Sunday.

Many Kenyans blamed Somalis for the blast. Police said on Monday that at least nine people were killed on Sunday when a bomb tore through a minibus in the Nairobi district often referred to as “Little Mogadishu”.

Kenya has suffered a string of deadly attacks, mostly blamed on Somali militants and their sympathizers in retaliation for Kenya’s deployment of troops in neighboring Somalia last year to drive out al Shabaab rebels, who vowed to retaliate. Kenya has since suffered numerous gun and grenade raids.

In Eastleigh, mobs marauded through the streets chanting “Somalis must go!”

“These Somalis are getting used to this. Every day there is a grenade attack,” said Evans, a Kenyan resident of the area, wearing sandals and a dirty t-shirt with a print of Che Guevara.

“Last time I checked, this was still my country,” he said.

Streets in Eastleigh, a congested residential and business area, were strewn with rocks and shattered glass.

Crowds stood on the rooftops and the streets, while some ethnic Somalis gestured for assistance through their windows.

Pockets of Kenyans lobbed rocks at Somali premises in sporadic attacks, but fled when police fired teargas at them.

Police were not immediately available to comment.

(Reporting by Richard Lough; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Jon Hemming)


Shabakada Daafeet.com Kala Soco Wararkii Ugu Danbeeyay

Nagala Xiriir E-mail comments@daafeet.com

Fikradaha Akhristayaasha (0)




Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Wararkii U Danbeeyay

Daawo Garyaqaan Maxamed Abukar Gaytaano oo Ka Hadlaya Tacdiyaadka Ka Socda Gobolka Shabelaha Hoose
- Aug 2, 2015
Garyaqaan Maxamed Abukar oo ka mid waxgaradka kasoo jeeda gobolka shabeelaha hoose isla markaana ...
Gudoomihii Hore ee Degmada Marka oo Ka Hadley Dhibaatooyinka Amison Ku Heyso Degmada Marka
- Aug 2, 2015
Guddoomiyihii hore ee Magaalada Marka Maxamed Cismaan “Yariisoow” ayaa ka hadlay tacadiga ciidanka Amisom ...
Madaxweynaha Maamul Goboleedka Puntland oo Sheegey in Maamulka Keliya ee Sharciga Ku Dhisan uu Yahay Midka Puntland
- Aug 2, 2015
Madaxweynaha maamul goboleedka Puntland, C/wali Maxamed Cali Gaas ayaa khudbad uu ka jeediyay Xuskii ...
Daawo Barnaamij laga Diyaariyey Go,aankii ay Gaartey Xukuumada oo Ahaa In Doorasho La Qaban Karin
- Aug 1, 2015
Kol dhow ayay aheyd kolkii labada gole ay isku raaceen in wadanka uusan ka ...
Ciidanka Amisom oo Xaley mar Kale Dad Shacab ah ku Laayey Degmada Marka
- Aug 1, 2015
Wararka ka imaanaya Magaalada Marka ee Xarunta Gobalka Shabeellada Hoose ayaa sheegaya in Askar ...