Home-Grown Terror a Worsening Threat for Kenya

The latest attack - claimed by extremist group al-Shabaab - shows that not only is the terror threat far from over, but it is increasingly a local problem, with logistical support from Somalia. Most of the 18 who appeared in court were from counties like Isiolo, Nyeri, Kiambu, Mombasa and Machakos - hundreds of kilometres from the Somali border. This means al-Shabaab's influence and cells may have penetrated many parts of the country, writes Duncan E Omondi Gumba and Mohamed Daghar for Institute For Security Studies.

Terror attack scene in Nairobi (file photo).


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