Sharon Mundia

Sharon Mundia is the author of the award-winning, personal style blog, This Is Ess. As a fashion fanatic, beauty lover and home decor enthusiast, she will leave you wanting to revamp your closet, home and life in general.

  • ingo

    for how long

  • It is really sad news. This week our country has seen evil, the very worst of attacks. But we need to be strong and united.

  • John

    Are we really safe?

    • Jimmy Mwakio

      No, we are not. it’s by God’s grace that we are alive now.

      • Jay K

        we mustn’t give in to terror.if we do they win

        • Idriss Yussuf

          They win either way. Better give in and surrender while we are still alive. How do you win against people yearning to die? Al Shabab is Somali and Somali is Al-Shabab. Attack Al Shabab and you’ve attacked all Somalis. We Somalis always stick together. As a moderate Somali living in Kenya I have one message for Kenyans: Surrender NOW

          • Pablo

            wtf d’u mean surrender now??we’ve hosted you people and given hostage to your pathetic and desparate lives, yet this is how you show gratitude???ati surrender now???The nerve of u m***erfcuker!!am irked by your sentiments, and i’d be really happy if the army changed course and flattened the whole of ur neighbourhood if y’all stick together with them shabz.Damn you s.o.b.

          • surrender??? to what exactly??? i think that explains the depth of your brain. you can all yearn to die but what ill tell you is we are prepeared to defend ourselves to our last breath. if this cowardly attacks continue, it is people like living amongst who should be sheet scared. because the ordinary mwananchi will take action and trust me the xenophibic attacks that happened in South Africa will not even be a march…think beyond your nose and all you and your people must act wisely….

    • no i do not think so, infact am sure we are not, imagine a much bigger attack in the CBD which is timed correctly and planned well under the nose of our incompetent police. the loss of lives could rival the 1998 bombing of US embassy. i believ its a kick in the right direction to our sleeping goverment and ignorant population. slowly but surely we will all have to wake up from slumberland and firstly elect competent leaders who are patriotic, secondly we will all learn to love our nation like all our neighbours and lastly we will eventually learn a bitter lesson that will change the minds of kenyans for goo. all i can say is God be with us throughout the process.

  • Allynette1

    Seriously what do these pple want?

  • Sad in deed. Terrorism in whatever nature can only be dealth with through the concerted efforts of the Government and the citizen. Whereas we must remain vigilant in light of the recent attacks, we must not be cowed from talking against terrorism and taking proactive measures against known terrorists and their sympathizers.

  • Sad in deed. Terrorism in whatever nature can only be dealt with through the concerted efforts of the Government and the citizen. Whereas we must remain vigilant in light of the recent attacks, we must not be cowed from talking against terrorism and taking proactive measures against known terrorists and their sympathizers.

  • Sad in deed. Terrorism in whatever nature can only be dealt with through the concerted efforts of the Government and the citizen. Whereas we must remain vigilant in light of the recent attacks, we must not be cowed from talking against terrorism and taking proactive measures against known terrorists and their sympathizers.

  • Eliudnjoro94

    very sad indeed,condolence to affected families. 

  • Nmutha09

    The country is at war, come on come all. Lets eradicate this vice once and for all.

  • Jay K

    you wonder what we’ve done to these people. But we must make sure our Kenyan Somalis and Muslim brothers and sisters don’t get victimised if these bombings escalate

  • upuzi_tupu

    That one now is an attack by Al Shabab. Not the stupid grenades that have happened the past few days.
    The police have been trying to play with our minds by arresting a mad man and convincing him to claim to be an
    Al Shabab member. The useless police should now attemp to go to Mandera and arrest the Al Shabab there. They would be lucky to come back alive. 

    • JB

      Upuzi_tupu, lets give credit where it is due.. Dont be a perenial Kenyan where u have to come up with theories over and over again. Police are dooing a good job, PERIOD. Please realise that u are alone in this comments giving a negative answer

      • upuzi_tupu

        No you are dreaming if think I’m alone. Believing what the Kenyan police are telling you will cost you your life. The police are so incompetent and every including you knows that. They can never fight terrorism and they have never had the capacity to do that. What they are now resoting to is just tricks to win confidence from small minded brats like you.  

        • Sober mind

          Now that you are big minded, why cant you reign in the al shabaab and stop discrediting our forces!!!

          • upuzi_tupu

            Reigning Al Shabab is the work of the government. My work is to pay my taxes for them to fight crime. And they have completely failed to do that. They should have wiped Al Shabab out of Kenya yesterday, not now that Al Shabab is able to kidnap people at will in Kenya, including you.

          • Mazzdark

            Upuzi tupu ndio unayo,

          • SilentRiot

            cool story bro.

    • Lloyd

      I have lived in Mandera and it is not the jungle you want to make it sound. It is a beautiful part of our country. This so called “mad man” had enough grenades to kill hundreds of people and you should be celebrating the good work of the Kenya police. Instead, you would rather sit in the comfort of your home/office and type such vitriol against the dedicated men and women that are busy risking their lives so that you can type comfortably. And by the way, it is the Administration police who keep al shabaab from killing scores more people in Mandera. 

  • PeaceLovingKenyan

    The more kenya stays in somalia, the more we will be experiencing this kind of attacks…. the earlier we demand the kenyan troops to pull out from somalia and create a buffer zone at the border, the better for all of us…Lez protect our borders and let them shabz do whatever they wanna do in their land.

    • hellfire

      You know why boxers wear helmets. To reduce the impact a direct hit on the head would have.This is the same approach KDF  is using. it is  going in to cushion and reduce the impact  that Kenyans residing along the borders receive from these thugs.If the troops would remain along the border like you suggest then the cushion  reduces and everyone feels it.
      The reason why Al Shebab is doing what it does is because it has some financial resources(Kismayu port through taxation) cut that and you disable them  no money to buy weapons.
      My suggestion is for you to man up and be ready for a fight when called upon not just cut and run when the heat becomes unbearable.

  • Patriotic Kenyan

    This gives our armed forces reasons not to withdraw from Somali. The fight has just began and there will be loss of many innocent Kenyans. We must eliminate these elements from our midst.

  • Maddgrassix

    wherever you are, take cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In kenya, security is strictly for the August hse occupants and any other person close to them. The Aug hse occupants own the roads, we pave ways whenever their sirens blare, despite being stuck in that jam for the last 90mins. Through taxation, we are enslaved to them!

  • Richard Ndururi

    Such attacks were bound to happen sooner or later and they will continue to happen even if we pull our troops out of Somali..Its about time that this is happening because like Ethiopia and Eritrea..Kenya needs a buffer between the Hostiles in Somali and our Northeastern Frontier..Kenyans have been complaining about Insecurities in the region for years, the media pushing the government to do something..well we have tried talking and it has failed for over 20 years..it is time to fight back and take what we can take. Kenyans pride themselves for being resilient we have suffered before and no one knows what the future holds…But this we are certain of. We should therefore prepare ourselves for a tough time. If WE WANT PEACE WE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WAR. 

  • John nyaga

    aki   i think  kenya made a mistake, am fearing that  innocents kenyan  might  die   beacuse  government  took  alot  time   to resolve this problem. it is so sad tht pple  are being  killed  by this  group. we should have acted long time ago when they had no roots in  kenya 

  • Wanjiru

    1. One thing Kenyans need to also remember is that this are the fruits of impunity. Many years back, ANYONE coming into Kenya would get an original birth certificate, passport etc, all at a small (huge )fee and chai… and slowly, they have gathered roots here, such foreigner bought land and property and this is no secret!

    2. Another things is that Kenya has neglected its territorial borders for so long and many have crossed over and used Kenya as a transit route to other countries and for people trafficking as well.

    3. Kenya’s hospitality has also been abused!We have become very very very vulnerable and it will take years to mend this!sad indeed!

  • Everything happens with a purpose,we have to be strong and identify the enemy within,you and i…

  • Oludavin

    The government should put in place tough laws against illigal fire arms. It is not good to be treating those found with guns and grenades like normal criminals, they should be considered enemies number one to the public and should be clear that anybody found with a gun or an illigal fire weapon faces martial law and pubblic execution. it’s only by doing these that we shall get this weapons contralled or cantained.

  • Nalisi

    It only makes Kenya stronger and justifiable in this fight with the enemy

  • richard johnson

    I am a somali national and feel that our neighbouring countries have duty to protect them self from this evil shabab regime and also need to support their neighbouring country todefeat this virus spreading among the peace loving somali people who are majority against the al shabab.

  • parry

    This is such a shame. So many from Somalia came looking for home in Kenya and we welcomed them.  Most of them found fortune and a peaceful home in out beloved country and now they turn on the very place which gave them so much? Even an animal does not turn on the hand that feeds them. This is how they thank our generosity.I hope we learn from this and become more careful whom we let in in future 

  • Mazzdark

    @PeaceLovingKenyan your problem is you are a coward…..so are all the people with very eloquent testimonies of why Kenya should not have gone after Al Shabab…TOTAL COWARDS.

  • Kenyan wolf

    we shall not be deterred or discouraged by cowardly acts of the enemy-al-shabab 

  • Major General.

    Has anyone claimed responsibility of the incident?? If yes who? let us not jump into conclusion but also understand that a time like this there are many others taking advantage of the situation.
    Kenyan defence forces are equal to the task and for sure we shall wipe out this so called Al-Shabaab Menance for good. We patriotic Kentyans are fully behind our forces in Operation Linda Inchi kudos to the men and women in uniform. 

  • Calleb

    I am proud to be Kenyan! We were right to take the battle to the al-shaabab territory. We have had the attacks even when we were not fighting them. Good work our uniformed forces. Kenya is with you.

  • SilentRiot

    May those who died rest in peace, and I wish those injured a quick recovery. We’re knee deep in this already so let us send prayers to the Somali Military, Kenyan troops and help wherever we can so that Somalis and Kenyans can live in peace and build both nations.

  • EUE

    Don’t dare bite the hand that feeds you son o ‘ [email protected]!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Can one really throw an RPG ? or is it fired.

  • Ordinary Mwananchi

    Now, about that porous border…

  • Mbwerazephania

    Am pleased by the fact that kenyan soldiers are doing their best to keep our  borders safe .Let our boys show the globe that kenya is not a country to point fingers to.GO KENYAN SOLDIERS GO

  • Muigai

    this surely is retaliatory attack….but whatever it takes, we must defend our intergrity as a country!!

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