Kenyans are getting increasingly sceptical about the ability of state security agencies to guarantee their safety. Those charged with protecting citizens seem to lack pre-emptive strategies, choosing instead to take a reactionary approach, after nefarious terror attacks. And Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere's error in assessing the cause of the latest blast is further raising the anxiety.
After Kenya's military entered Somalia, in pursuit of Al Shabaab militants, it was expected that there would be plenty of retaliatory attacks, as promised by the radical Islamists.
So why is there an almost obsession-like urge to associate every grenade blast or improvised explosive device attack with Al Shabaab? Isn't that an almost already established fact?
In any case, how does knowing the people, who carried out a terror attack, help the victims, especially given that the attacks have become such a regular feature?
The state security agencies should allocate more resources towards preventing future terror attacks, than investigating past ones, which have already resulted in loss of lives and damage to property and livelihoods.
Below is a sample of the anger and frustrations directed at Kenya's Police Commissioner, after another blast, this time right in the middle of Nairobi's CBD.