EU budget cuts mean Kenya needs urgent exit strategy from Somalia

A Kenya Defence Force soldier attached to Amisom keeps guard at Afmadow Military Camp on the 23rd of January, 2014. PHOTO: EVANS HABIL/NATION

What you need to know:

  • Although it has its own motives for its military intervention in Somalia, Kenya is also acting as a proxy for Western interests.
  • As it stands, the government cannot guarantee the security of its citizens in Eastleigh or in Westlands, in Nairobi, Mombasa or Garissa.

Last week President Obama and NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen, agreed measures to increase the North American Treaty Organisation’s military capacity in Europe.

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