At least 30 members of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants were killed in a US drone strike on Thursday, the Kenyan government said.
“Over 30 were killed, among them most wanted terrorists,” Kenyan interior ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka said.
He said that “several masterminds” of a string of recent attacks inside Kenya were killed.
But Mr Njoka retracted his earlier statement that the mastermind of the April Garissa University massacre – Mohamed Mohamud, also known by the aliases of Dulyadin, Kuno and Gamadhere – was also among the dead.
I am suspicious of Kenyan success stories in light of the Westgate Mall massacre.