Somali insurgents threaten to kill Kenyan hostages

Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda have demanded that Kenya release all Muslims held on terror charges within three weeks or they will execute two Kenyan civil servants, who were seized from the frontier county of Wajir a year ago. Travellers are advised to avoid all travel in the area of the Somali-Kenyan border, including Mandera, Garissa, Wajir, and Lamu districts.