Hargeisa, 22 June 2009 – The spokesman of Al shabaab, Sh. Hassan Yaqoub threatened threatened to carry out suicide attacks on Nairobi should they send military intervention in Somalia. Speaking to the media in the coastal town of Kismayo, Mr. Yaqoub said Kenya will pay the price if they respond to the government’s quest for military intervention.
The spokesman accused the aid agencies for spying for the Americans and their allies in the region. He said the agencies have been fueling the civil war for the past 18 years.
Kenya witnessed one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in 1998 when the American embassies in Nairobi and neighbouring Dar es Salaam were bombed by a suicide attack, 224 people were killed, mostly Africans. In 2002 an Israeli-owned hotel and a plane belonging to an Israeli airline was attacked in Mombasa – many were killed.