Clan militias or al-Shabaab? Gun raids fan ethnic clashes violence

Mandera Shabaab attack

The shell of the police vehicle which was burnt by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in Mandera on June 7, 2021. Five people were killed in the incident. 

Photo credit: Manase Otsialo | Nation Media Group

As armed criminals unleash violence in Mandera County, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction, a raging dispute between Governor Ali Roba and the national government over the identity of the bandits is hogging the limelight and threatening to derail an effective response to the attacks.

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