173 people died in extremist attacks in Kenya in 2014: police
BY TOM ODULA/ Associated PressFebruary 25, 2015
NAIROBI, KENYA — Islamic extremists killed 173 people in Kenya in 2014, the highest number in the three years that Kenya has experienced violence blamed on neighboring Somalia’s al-Shabab militants, Kenya’s police force said Wednesday.
Kenyan police said 312 people were killed in the country in militant attacks since 2012 and 779 people were wounded during the period.
Nairobi, Mombasa, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir were towns where the attacks took place between 2012 and 2014. The targets were security officials, places frequented by tourists, passenger service vehicles, churches, malls and other crowded places, said acting police chief Samuel Arachi. READ MORE