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KDF soldiers shoot 2 in Mandera creating rift with locals

The vehicle the victims were travelling in. Locals say KDF soldiers erred in shooting the two and injuring several others on Monday. [Photo: Twitter]

On December 21, headlines of reputable publications worldwide brought to the fore an unusual view of a rare act in the fight against terrorism in Kenya. The BBC headlined their story, Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack while USA Today headlined it; Muslims shield Christian passengers in attack on Kenyan bus. Al Jazeera aptly put it thus: Muslims ...

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Human lapses worsen Kenya’s security threats

Mandera Town

On the 6th of July 2015, Kenya woke up to breaking news of yet another terror attack in the town of Garissa. At least 14 people were killed and 10 others injured after suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a village near Mandera Town. Mandera County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo confirmed the attack, which happened at 1.00am in Soko Mbuzi Village. The ...

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Police in Makueni arrest Ngandi Mwikali over terror links

  Police have arrested a man suspected to have terror links in Wote town, Makueni County. 20 -year- old Ngandi Mwikali alias Sheikh Hassan was arrested over the weekend after he threatened to blow up certain buildings in Wote. According to Makueni CID boss Elena Wairimu, the suspect a class five dropout disappeared six years and only resurfaced last Tuesday ...

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No evidence linking Daadab refugees to terrorism

The Deputy President’s directive that the Daadab refugee camp should be closed came in after the Garissa university attack, providing the thinking by government about the camp. It would perhaps be useful to know whether any intelligence report has linked a refugee in the camp to terrorism. In addition, if any refugee is to leave the camp, the process has ...

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Terror attack at Nairobi’s Wakulima market foiled

Reports indicate that officers drawn from an elite unit of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) earlier this week arrested two members of the Somali terror group Al Shabaab who were reportedly en route to carry out a suicide bomb attack on Nairobi’s Wakulima market. The KDF officers also reportedly recovered a suicide vest from the two attackers who were part ...

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Duale’s remarks on Garissa University Attack irks leaders

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale’s assertion that he would produce names of those funding  the Alshaabab terrorist group activities in Kenya within 30 days has stirred anger and uproar among Kenyans. Ordinary citizens and leaders from across the country have called for the immediate resignation and subsequent arrest of the majority leader who they believe held vital information that ...

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Fear Dampens Easter in Mombasa

Easter is one of the seasons when Mombasa springs to life. Visitors from all over Kenya stream in to enjoy some sun and sand. For a week or so there’s a mini boom in the city that is felt by all businesses. For a few days residents learn to live with traffic jams, crowded restaurants and a packed beach. However, ...

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Run, hide, fight. Fight?

When I was at the local yesterday, the news on TV as has been recently was about Garissa and the atrocious attack that took place there. Everyone watched quietly and when it was all over, an elderly citizen ranted angrily about people being armed in order to fight back. In his view, it was unacceptable that each attacker killed about ...

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Negative stereotypes are the cancer eating Kenya

Every time I think about the challenges we face as a country in pushing for a culture of ethnic diversity, I cannot help but conclude that it lies in the negative stereotypes we peddle against communities. Negative stereotypes are to me the main reason why we fought each other in 2007/2008 and are still the reason we still fight each ...

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