Al-Shabab Threatens Further Kenya Violence: ‘Rivers of Blood Will Flow’

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
October 2, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Al-Qaeda-linked Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has threatened further violence after its attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi Kenya that left at least 67 dead, with families still searching for their missing loved ones. 

Al-Shabab had commented via social media and through some media outlets that it perpetrated the attack to pressure Kenyan troops to leave Somalia. As Kenyan troops remain, al-Shabab says it will continue to terrorize Kenya. 

“We will strike Kenyans where it hurts the most, turn their cities into graveyards and rivers of blood will flow in Nairobi,” al-Shabab said in a statement Wednesday, cited by the Telegraph.

“The Kenyan government’s decision to keep its invading force in Somalia is an indication that they haven’t yet learnt any valuable lessons from the Westgate attacks,” al-Shabab said. It added that Kenya is “inviting unprecedented levels of insecurity, bloodshed and destruction.”

Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.