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Kenyan police chief quits after extremist attacks

Published:Wednesday | December 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Protesters carry red-painted crosses, symbolizing the blood of the 28 non-Muslims singled out and killed in the recent attack on a bus in Mandera by Somali militant group al-Shabab, outside government offices in downtown Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyan police chief quits

after extremist attacks


Kenya's police chief David Kimaiyo has resigned

following an attack yesterday by Islamic extremists from Somalia that killed more than 36 people.

Kimaiyo said that he resigned for personal reasons. Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta named a former army general, Joseph Nkaisery, to replace him.

Public pressure had been mounting for the resignations of Kimaiyo and Interior

minister Joseph Ole Lenku following a previous attack

10 days ago in which 28

non-Muslims were dragged out of a bus and shot dead

by Islamic extremists.