Terrorism in Africa has changed, the typology of past conflicts that often involves ethnic conflict to radicalization into terrorism as the Al-Shabaab for instance, fight against the forces of westernization in Africa. Kenya indeed has been at the forefront of cooperating with the West, particularly the United States in different forms and thus is targeted by terror groups due to the international personalities and the organizations as well as the westernized culture. Moreover, the location of Kenya which neighbors the institutionally weakened and conflicted Somali makes the counterterrorism difficult. Worst still is the Kenya's government to military ‘intervene’ in Somalia in 2011. All the factors and others have in one way or another led to terror attacks and retaliatory attacks for intervention.
Terror attacks have impacted heavily in Kenya in different sectors from social, political and economic sector. This research project therefore seeks to study the analysis of the social economic impact of terrorism in Kenya. In a bid to do so, the study is guided by objectives, to analyze the impact of terrorism on peace and security in Kenya, to find out the factors making Kenya vulnerable to terrorism and to examine the strategies by the Kenyan government to fight against terrorism. The study is therefore intended to generate both academic and policy relevant arena as an integral component of economic integration and cooperation in Kenya.