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The nature and drivers of insecurity in Kenya

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Kenya has frequently been in the news in recent years because of deadly attacks within the country by radical Islamist group al-Shabaab, most notably the assault on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi in September 2013, in which at least 67 people died. But is al-Shabaab the greatest threat to the country’s security, as many Kenyans believe? This report argues that the activities of internal radical and armed groups and, indeed, the nature of Kenyan politics itself, may in fact, pose greater threats.