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Violent attacks target tourist areas in Kenya

Last month a group of gunmen opened fire in the center of Mpeketoni, a well known tourist area on the Kenyan coast. Witnesses reported the gunmen shot and hacked people to death, moving from house to house. No one claimed responsibility for that attack although many pointed the finger at Al Shabaab, a militant group with links to Al Qaeda. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta says the attacks were politically motivated and not linked to any terrorist group. This was the latest in a series of violent attacks that have taken place in Kenya throughout the last year. David Anderson, a professor of African history at the University of Warwick joins us to discuss the growing violence in Kenya. (photo: Security forces inspect the scene at the site where two blasts detonated, one in a mini-van used for public transportation, in a market area of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 16, 2014. Two blasts hit Kenya's capital on Friday, killing a number of people and injuring many more, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of increasingly frequent terror attacks. (AP Photo))

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