“You have to blame the government, not the soldiers, because they had to get their orders from somewhere,” said John Odera, a security guard. “They should be held responsible for what they did.”
A user-generated list of more than 80 questions on social media includes “How many terrorists were involved in the attack?” ‘‘Are any terrorists loose in the city?” ‘‘Can we see the bodies of the ‘neutralized’ terrorists?” and “Are we still safe?”
The list reflects a broader frustration in Kenya over the lack of information about the attack.
Boniface Mwangi, a photographer who has emerged as one of Kenya’s leading political activists, said he believes the lack of a clear accounting is due to the government trying to paper over shortcomings in its handling of the operation.
“They’re trying to cover up something,” he said. “If it’s true you have nothing to hide, let’s know what really happened.”
Associated Press reporters Ben Curtis, Rodney Muhumuza and Jacob Kushner in Nairobi contributed to this report.
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