Kenya bomber’s journey offers cautionary tale of intelligence failures

FILE PHOTO: People are evacuated by a member of the security forces at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard at the Dusit hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

NAIROBI/MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – The bomber who blew himself up outside a Nairobi hotel this month, launching an attack that killed 21 people, was already so well-known to Kenyan police that they had emblazoned his face across billboards under the slogan “WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE”. Mahir Khalid Riziki was barely 20 when he joined a […]

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