Eastleigh bombings, terror dynamics and Kenya’s Somali intervention


Kenya’s Somali intervention in its quest to crush the terrorist group al-Shabaab is producing a potentially devastating dynamic for ethnic harmony in Kenya. For two weeks now, I documented an average of two to three daily articles in Kenyan papers extolling the mighty powers of the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) and their defeat of Somalia’s al-Shabaab in many parts of Southern Somalia. Nationalistic flashy titles such as “Kenya’s Military Has Proven Its Might in Somalia” are found not only in printed news, but also in TV and radio programmes. Juxtapose this to the twin bombs that shook parts of Eastleigh – a residential district in Nairobi – within the span of one hour last night. Unknown…

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Celebration of International Day of Girl Child held to create awareness about girl child issues

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