Yesterday Kenya woke up to sad news where at least 48 people lost their lives in Mpeketoni attacks. The attacks were reportedly perpetrated by about 50 heavily-armed gunmen who drove into the town of Mpeketoni, near the coastal island and popular tourist resort of Lamu, late on Sunday and opened fire indiscriminately on pedestrians, shop-owners and people watching the World Cup.

It is said that the gunmen were flying Somalia’s Al-shabaab flag, but that is not enough reason to convince political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi that the islamist group were behind the attack.

In a series of tweets, he said that he suspects the re-emergence of MRC. “To blame Al Shabaab on Mpeketoni attacks is NAIVE. Al Shabaab taking blame is fake (can’t verify). THIS is MRC re-loaded. Rented Terrorism!” he wrote.

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