How KDF's Somalia incursion changed Kenya

What you need to know:

  • Al-Shabaab carried out its first attack in Kenya in May 2008 when militants overran Liboi Police Station in Garissa County.
  • Since 1975, half of all terrorism incidents that have occurred in Kenya have taken place in North Eastern region, according to data from the Global Terrorism Database.
  • According to Mbijiwe the failure is not what is happening in the neighbouring country, but that Kenya forgot about homeland security when it went to war, exposing the country to terror attacks.

Almost four years after Kenya launched an offensive against Al-Shabaab in Somalia, Nation Newsplex has looked at how the action changed Kenya.


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