East African Churches Warned Of Al Shabab Threats, by Heidi Boesl, Mission Network News
"Uganda and Kenya authorities have brought in security in recent days in response to warnings from Western countries that a jihadist group is planning to attack churches in Uganda.
"The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned that churches there could face “specific threats” from Al Shabab, a Somalia-based militant Islamist terrorist group.
"The threats against the two East African countries are said to be due to each having peacekeeping troops in Somalia.
On May 21, a grenade attack a few metres from a mosque in Garissa, close to the Kenyan border with Somalia, is believed to have killed one and injured 11. No one yet has claimed responsibility.
On May 16, 10 people were reported killed and more than 70 people injured in Gikomba, a market in the capital city, Nairobi. Three people died and 86 were injured during a twin blast May 5 along Kenya’s busy Thika highway..."