Nairobi - Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels have
threatened more attacks against Kenya, taking to Twitter to mock the country
after Islamist gunmen attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, killing at least 67
"The mesmeric performance by the Westgate Warriors was
undoubtedly gripping, but despair not folks, that was just the premiere of Act
1," the group said in one of a string of messages posted on Twitter
The Shabaab has said it was responsible for the assault on
Westgate, which saw a group of gunmen walk into the part Israeli-owned mall at
midday Saturday and gun down shoppers and staff.
Another Shabaab message said it had been "a great
pleasure to have had you completely enthralled for more than 100 hours. What a
wonderful audience you've been!".
It also boasted that the "Kenyan government is still in
disarray", saying it "won't be until several months when it fully
comprehends exactly what took place at Westgate".
Shabaab chief Ahmed Abdi Godane said the Nairobi mall
carnage was retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia.
Kenya invaded southern Somalia to attack Shabaab bases two
years ago, and later joined the 17 700-strong African Union force deployed