At least five people have been killed and around 60 injured in a grenade attack on a bus station in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the bloodshed is being blamed on sympathisers of the Islamist al-Shabab group which Kenyan troops are fighting in neighbouring Somalia.
“There is no gain without pain and these are some of the pains that we will come across as we move towards the journey of ensuring that our brothers in Somalia are peaceful and that our internal security is not affected,” said Deputy Police Spokesman Charles Owino.
Al-Shebab have threatened reprisals against Kenya ever since it sent its troops into southern Somalia in October. Similar grenade attacks occurred in Nairobi then, leaving one person dead.
This time round witnesses said three or four grenades were thrown from a passing car. Some of those hurt are in a critical condition.