Journalist Odindo Ayieko said: When Westgate was attacked, I said that this government has nothing to offer in terms of security. Lamu, Baragoi, Kapedo, Mandera and all we get is empty promises. You are not solving anything by your propaganda. The lives of Kenyans are more important than your Facebook posts!
Mukurima X Muriuki said: The deputy president is not aware the killings were in Mandera. In addition, he says he shall not allow the killing of Kenyans. Case resolved. Those killed were not Kenyans. Ole Lenku in his statement says these were bandits, a gang. Now terrorirists? Oh, how they metarmorphose!! People are hurting. I cannot stop to imagine how the man who lost his only daughter feels. As he said, she was his only! That should sting the president so hard.
Bernard W. Odhiambo quipped: It is no longer funny that the PR side dent for Uhuru can still use the phrase ‘assure you of security’. Seriously! The last thing I expect to hear is such cheap use of this phrase because honestly Kenya has been in this for too long!”
Political scientist Mutahi Ngunyi tweeted: Mandera fishy. I do not believe its Al Shabaab. BIG LIE! It doesn’t add up!
Mutugi M’Njue said: We’ll be caught napping again, that’s for sure. Then there’s going to be another knee jerk reaction and you’ll feed us with all manner of stuff to make the government look good. Just wait for that moment.
Journalist Ted Malanda commented: If there was a chopper with tough guns in Mandera, KDF would not be involved. Cops would have slaughtered these idiots. We need to put money in the police. Get crack SWAT teams with ability to deploy fast and ruthlessly in problematic counties. The AP can deal with this s***. We just need to equip them!