Al-Shabaab attacked another Westernized target in Kenya today, likely killing a number of foreigners. At least 15 people have died so far, but the number is likely to go higher.
What does al-Shabaab want? They want to impose strict Islamic law in Somali. To accomplish this, they need to get out foreign powers like Kenya which support the government it wants to bring down. Kenya is part of the African Union peacekeeping force.
The site of the attack, 14 Riverside, is home to offices of international companies including Colgate Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser, Pernod Ricard, Dow Chemical and SAP.
One of the confirmed dead is reported to be a US citizen. Does this mean that Americans can’t travel to Kenya?
Perhaps mission teams should avoid places that terrorist identify with Western corporations like 14 Riverside.