Kenyan troops have heavily been criticised by Americans over the January 5 attack at Camp Simba in Manda Bay.
Worldwide read newspaper, the New York Times, reports that Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers hid in the grass during the attack that saw three Americans killed when al-Shabaab attacked the base.
“Many of the local Kenyan forces, assigned to defend the base, hid in the grass while other American troops and support staff were corralled into tents, with little protection, to wait out the battle,” reads a NYT article published on Wednesday.
This revelation is expected to draw a some strong criticism from the Kenyan audience and government due to the manner in which it paints the KDF soldiers.
Kenyans have in the past gone bare knuckles on international media notorious for painting the African continent in bad light when covering Western interests in the region.
One US service member and two contractors were killed during the al Shabaab attack.
In addition, the US Africa Command confirmed that two Department of Defence members were wounded in the attack.
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