Kenya has extended a one-month curfew into a three-month mandate in the border regions of Mandera after recent Al-Shabaab activity. From 6:30 pm to 6:30 am, residents should remain in their homes as Kenya tries to stop Al-Shabaab attacks. The original curfew was instituted after an October 25 attack killed at least 12 people in a Mandera guesthouse. Christians typically flee to Mandera, Kenya from Somalia to get away from Al-Shabaab, but they are still targeted in Kenya.
12/28/2016 Kenya (Business Standard) The Kenyan government has extended three months the curfew in the border region of Mandera following recent terror attacks by Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabaab in the region.
Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery on Wednesday said the curfew, which would remain effective until March 28, 2017, aims to help tame terrorists in the region, Xinhua news agency reported.
The 12-hour a day curfew was first imposed on October 27 after Al-Shabaab militants killed at least 12 people and injured six others at a guest house in an area bordering Somalia.
Residents should remain indoors between 6.30 p.m. and 6.30 a.m. except under special circumstances, Nkaissery said.