Somalia, Kenya in war of words over weapons used by Al-Shabab in the Nairobi attack
Kenya and Somali have engaged in a war of words over the origin of the weapons used by Al-Shaba terrorists in Nairobi last week . While Kenya police maintained that they confirmed that three out of the five guns used in last week’s terrorist attacks on a Nairobi hotel were initially bought by the Federal Government of Somalia, Somalia government through the presidential advisor on National security Abdisaid Ali said the statement were incorrect. He said on his twitter handle “fact check, the attackers were from Kenya and are Kenyan citizens. There was no evidence shared with the Federal Government of Somalia. Disregard statements that “Could” or “appear as fake news”. The Kenyan sources said a preliminary ballistic examination of the guns showed that their serial number markings, although partially erased, were similar to the ones used by the Somali security forces, Kenya’s Daily Nation quoted police sources. The source of two other guns used by the terrorists is yet to be identified. Every government has a unique identification code on its weapons, and the guns recovered at 14 Riverside Drive bore the initials ‘SO’, usually used by the Somalia National Army said the source. Kenya government spokesman Eric Kiraithe on Morning TV show in Nairobi admitted during a morning show that the country has a lot of legal and illegal firearms that they could not account for. “There might be a risk of having a lot of firearms in the wrong places and none in the right places.