Kenyan president vows to keep troops in Somalia

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during the Inter Religious National Prayer Service for people killed and injured in the Westgate Mall attack, at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenya will keep its troops in Somalia to help that country's beleaguered government battle the armed Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which attacked a mall in Nairobi on Sept. 21. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president vowed Tuesday to keep the country’s troops in Somalia until that country is stabilized, after a Somali Islamic extremist group said it staged a deadly attack on an upscale Nairobi mall to force the withdrawal of Kenyan troops from its Horn of Africa nation.

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