A number of 22 people died as gunmen attacked two Kenyan coast counties. Last month we had a similar attack that killed 65 people and fear is that attacks will continue.
The attacks were carried out by Al-Shabab militants, an Al-Qaeda linked group, according to the Red Cross. The militants were from Somalia and did claim responsibility.
Njenga Miiri, Lamu county commissioner, around 15 men raided Hindi and shot residents. The gunmen also attacked the police station in Gamba, killing 9 people, 5 of which were inmates. In Hindi the casualties reached 13.
The armed attacks appear as tension rises in the country because of a mass protest that is planned by the opposition in order to urge the Kenyan government to start national talks about topics like increasing living costs, security and corruption.
Kenya is now at risk of being split in tribal areas according to church leaders in the country that said the protests were not going to help.