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Kenya

Population: 53m
GDP: $74.94 bn.
Debt: $26.42 bn.

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Confused war aims cause alarm

Kenya’s military incursion into Somalia is less than a month old but is already the subject of contradictory statements by the government and its Western allies. Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen is under threat from the Kenya Armed Forces and their allies’ Special Forces and air power but the invasion also offers opportunities. Al Shabaab may be able to recoup some recent losses if Lower and Middle Juba end up controlled by Kenyan surrogate forces that alienate local people. The offensive shows, however, that the United States and its allies have faith in a military solution to the Somali problem. Kenyan forces are pushing towards Kismayo in a land assault that will combine with attacks by French and US forces from the sea to spell possible defeat for Al Shabaab in the key port. Yet with no political solution on offer, Al Shabaab could revive.

Kenya’s intervention in Somalia was first announced on 15 October by Minister of Internal Security George Kinuthia Saitoti and Minister of Defence Mohamed Yusuf Haji, and it was o...


Kenya’s Somali proxies

Kenya’s confusion over its war aims proceeds in part from deep divisions within the elites and the fact that key actors support different Somali forces who have nothing in common e...


Kibaki gambles on regional war with Al Shabaab

After chasing kidnappers across the border, the Kenyan army is digging in for the longer term in Somalia

As the Kenyan army ventured deeper into Somalia, in its first cross-border campaign in 44 years, a regional grand strategy to deal with Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen is beginn...


Uhuru looks back in anger

President Kibaki’s heir-apparent mulls his defence at the Hague while his allies ponder whether to hand him over in the event of a trial

Throughout September, Kenyans were glued to television screens as the International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, presided over the confirmation of the charges of ...


Strain in ICC case

The International Criminal Court’s case against Kenyans accused of financing and organising post-election violence finally got underway with the ‘confirmation of charges hearings’ ...


Succession not reform

Bold plans to address political conflict and vote-rigging have been sidelined as the battle to succeed President Kibaki heats up

The groundbreaking programme for political reform set out in the new constitution is at risk as members of parliament and party activists position themselves for the presidential s...


Nairobi needs its fix

Politicians and police show no signs of investigating two people named as ‘drugs kingpins’ by the US government

Although the United States named John Harun Mwau and Naima Mohamed Nyakiniywa ‘drugs kingpins’ and froze their assets in the USA on 1 June, Mwau is conducting a vigorous campaign t...


Checkpoint Nairobi

The Kenyan at the centre of the Triton Oil scandal, Yagnesh Devani, argues his case against extradition to Kenya on charges of fraud worth $38 mn. in London on 11 July (AC Vol 51...


The trouble with Tobiko

Under the new constitution, the DPP should be independent of the executive but the nomination of Keriako Tobiko prompts questions from MPs

President Mwai Kibaki swore in Keriako Tobiko as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on 20 June following an acrimonious vetting last week. Members of Parliament on the Constitut...


Ocampo tries to protect the evidence

The Hague is set to hear the case against the Ocampo Six as attention shifts to disclosure of evidence to the defence

The trials of high-level Kenyans accused of crimes against humanity during the post-election violence of 2007-08 are set to go ahead, despite their government’s efforts to protect ...


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