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    US Relocates Kenya Embassy Staffers Due to Terror Concerns

    FILE - U.S. Marines on the grounds of the U.S. embassy compound in Nairobi.
    FILE - U.S. Marines on the grounds of the U.S. embassy compound in Nairobi.
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    The United States is moving some diplomatic staff out of Kenya due to rising concerns about terrorism.

    A new travel warning from the State Department says the U.S. embassy is Nairobi is "relocating some staff to other countries," although the embassy will continue normal operations.

    The warning says the U.S. continues to receive information about possible terrorist threats to U.S., Western and Kenyan interests in Kenya, including in the Nairobi area and in the coastal cities of Mombasa and Diani.

    On Monday, the embassy placed restrictions on official personnel traveling to all coastal counties, due to deadly attacks by gunmen in the town of Mpeketoni.

    Somali militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for those attacks, while Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed "local political networks" attacking people for their ethnicity.

    Kenya has endured a steady stream of bomb and gun attacks since the government sent troops into Somalia to fight al-Shabab in 2011.

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    by: Cyrus from: Kisii
    June 25, 2014 12:46 AM
    Terrorism is a disaster in Kenya.Insecurity in Kenya as brought fears that answers have not been found.

    Security apparatus are concerned about what opposition says rather than focusing on security issues.Shame on you Jubilee gov't

    by: Abdi from: kenya
    June 21, 2014 2:48 AM
    Kenya hase been stragging unrest political for savaral years now. However, whatever case may be kenya hase it's own problem.

    by: joseph effiong from: Calabar
    June 20, 2014 10:19 PM
    Where there is a muslim, there is violence, terror and all evil things.
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    by: Xaaji Dhagax from: Somalia
    June 22, 2014 1:15 AM
    Well, Muslims did not gas more than six millions Jews nor were responsible human sufferings caused by World Wars. Muslims never used atomic bomb against any nation in an effort to wipe them off the face of earth. Muslims did not take part the partition,slavery and colonization of African continent.
    Muslims never had world monopoly of violence. Got it, Joseph

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