And the government has put out a $220,000 bounty for a Mohammed Mohamud, an alleged Al-Shabaab operative who it claims is the architect of the siege.

This is the worst terrorist attack in Kenya since the 1998 U.S Embassy bombing that killed over 200 Kenyans and the most devastating by Al-Shabaab since Westgate which claimed 67 lives.

At the time Kenyans must have believed that the government will be more vigilant against the militants.

Not so.

“The advisory explicitly warned about the Garissa county,” Salim says. “The lack of coordination within the security apparatus is still an issue demonstrated by the fact that warnings of an impending attack in Garissa were largely ignored.”

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