A Kenyan soldier patrols Burgabo in Somalia in November 2011.

| Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

Beyond enemy lines: Between the devil and the deep blue sea

What you need to know:

  • After 47 years of diplomatic approach to peacebuilding, Kenya has for the past decade been involved in a very expensive war.

On the morning of October 16, 2011, Kenyans woke up to the news that the military had launched an offensive into southern Somalia called Operation Linda Nchi to pursue the Shabaab. A decade later, the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) are yet to win the war.

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