Issue 1: Counter Terrorism and Security Strategies along the Kenya-Somalia Border

This policy brief analyses counterterrorism strategies along the Kenya-Somali border. Weak border infrastructure, porous borders, corruption, and uncontrolled borders pose a danger to the national security of Kenya. Somali based terror group al Shabab has crossed the porous border to radicalize and train locals, and to carry out attacks on Kenyan soil. Strong cross-border cooperation, border community engagement, anti-corruption efforts among border officials, and remote border area surveillance programs are some of the steps the Kenyan government can take to better secure the Kenya-Somali border.

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