Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kenya's Reaction to Death of Bin Laden

As we all know, American Special Forces carried out a mission that killed one of the world's greatest terrorists - Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was responsible not only for the 9/11 attacks, but also many others that killed thousands of innocent people. We have America's take on it, but I found it interesting looking at what Kenya had to say about it, here are a few articles to show Kenya's feeling on the death of Bin Laden.

From The Standard:

Al-Qaeda Leader Bin Laden Dead - This article is just informing the Kenyan people of what exactly happened, and who did it.

US Ambassador to Kenya Applauds Osama's Death - here is a quote from Michael Ranneberger, the US Ambassador to Kenya,"They say the last act is the most important, and so I want to say how much satisfaction I personally take, and demonstrate on behalf of my government, that justice has been served through the killing of Osama Bin Laden by U.S. forces", he continued,"Those victims and their families and loved ones have now received a measure of justice. I well recall the sombre commemoration I hosted for the 10th anniversary of the 1998 bombing. Thus, for me personally – and of course more importantly for the Kenyan people – the killing of Bin Laden provides a sense of closure," he said.

Kenya's Fear After Bin Laden Death
Kenya fears of retaliatory attacks, and has decided to strengthen border security and surveillance. Kenya has twice been attacked by Al-Qaeda which claimed the lives of over 250 people. Kenya has said they are worried about the vigilant terrorists who will step into Bin Laden's place, and they are also worried about the hundreds of terrorist organizations that have mutated from Al-Qaeda.

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