Houthi policeman
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Kenya stays in US-led anti-Houthi coalition, seeking to protect its own

A Houthi policeman stands on a banner with pictures of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and U.S. President Joe Biden during a parade by Houthi recruits in a show of force amid a standoff in the Red Sea and U.S.-led airstrikes on Houthi targets, in Sanaa, Yemen, February 8, 2024.

Photo credit: Courtesy | Reuters

What you need to know:

  • Kenyan government says it is seeking adequate safety for ships heading into its ports and the US-led coalition against Yemeni Houthi rebels offered a better bet.
  • Shippers warn the cost of shipping to Mombasa might rise following the increasing insecurity from Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea.
  • Kenya is the only Horn of Africa country to venture into the crisis.