Since the attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi 21st -24th of September 2013, violence has continued to ravage through Kenya. Numerous attacks have seen hundreds killed in what seems to be random killings of innocent civilians. In several of them, the Somali terrorist organization alShabaab has claimed responsibility, citing Kenya's defence forces presence in Somalia as a reason. However, Ethiopia, also with troops in Somalia to support the fragile government, has not seen any alShabaab attacks. It is not only that Ethiopia's repressive regime has a security apparatus that fully controls every single citizen, that has prevented attacks on Ethiopian soil, there are probably more sinister explanations for alShabaab's terror attacking Kenya.
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