“One of the Islamist militants wore a white turban, witnesses said, while others wore black head scarves. Most were in civilian clothes, but a few wore camouflage fatigues. Some carried sophisticated machine guns, and others wielded the AK-47 rifles widely used by African insurgents. Most of the extremists who seized the upscale Nairobi mall were young and barked orders in English.” ~ Washington Post (Sudarsan Raghavan)
This lead was posted in the African section of the Washington Post website and it is relateable to what was happening locally in Kenya. Whenever violence and military matters are thrown into the public domain, it becomes big news.