AFRICA/TANZANIA - Some Tanzanian citizens arrested in connection with the assaults in Lamu, causing 100 deaths

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Dar es Salaam (Agenzia Fides) - Three people from Tanzania have been arrested in Kenya on suspicion of having participated in attacks committed in June against some villages in the Kenyan coastal area of Lamu, which caused hundreds of deaths (see Fides 16, 17 and 19 June).
Thanks to the investigation carried out, the Kenyan police found evidence that the detainees were in contact with some elements of the Somali Shabaab, suspected of being responsible for the attacks in the Kenyan territory.
If the allegations against the Tanzanians arrested are confirmed, this would outline a bleak picture in which the instability of Somalia would be to extended not only to Kenya but also to Tanzania. On May 5, 2013 in an attack in front of the church of St. Joseph three people died and about sixty were injured (see Fides 07/05/2013). (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 06/08/2014)