Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rise of Extremism in Kenya

The Institute for Security Studies published on 23 September 2014 a brief analysis titled "Think Again: Portrait of a Kenyan Radical" by Simon Allison.  Drawing on an earlier study by Anneli Botha published on this blog, Allison concludes that the primary reason why Kenyans join al-Shabaab and the Mombasa Republican Council is perceived injustice at the hands of Kenyan security forces, especially "collective punishment."  According to Allison, this is the most relevant lesson for policy makers in Kenya who are trying to contain the threat of extremism. 

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