ANALYSIS OF THE SOCIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TERRORISM IN KENYA

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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.

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