Militants from al-Qaeda's Somali offshoot, al-Shabaab, are in a continuing standoff with police at a Kenyan shopping mall – so what is their aim?
Christiane Amanpour spoke with CNN’s Nima Elbagir from on the ground in Nairobi.
“Their avowed aim – the aim that they speak about publicly,” Elbagir said, “is that they want to discourage the Kenyan public from supporting the Kenyan government and its continued presence in Somalia, where the Kenya defense forces are part of that African Union force helping to prop up the – we can call it still quite-shaky Somali government.”
“When Kenya went in,” she told Amanpour, “that was really when the tide turned against al-Shabaab.”
Click above to see Amanpour and Elbagir’s full explanation of the situation in Nairobi.