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Kenya Should Confront Hard Questions on the War on Terror


I think beyond this so called tough talk by Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and the rather common narratives about Kenyan resilience, Kenyan spirit, praying and standing with the affected, international solidarity etc (which are all fine), it is about time that we, the people of Kenya, started confronting more difficult questions such as whose war is the war on terror; how and why we are fighting it? Forget the so called politicization of the war on terror (it is political anyway), let us ask questions around the commercialization (of what I may term entrepreneurnization) of the so called war on terror. Also some of these characters who turn up during acts of terror as ‘licensed gun holders’, while some of them are helping in the rescue etc (which is fine) need to be scrutinized. We may need to sort chaff from wheat. There are various studies linking terrorism and networks of international illicit trade e.g. drug dealing. Some of the guys we see flushing machine guns in the name of rescuing are the same guys whose names keep popping up on drug dealing reports in Kenya.

Kenya Should Confront Hard Questions on the War on Terror Kenya Should Confront Hard Questions on the War on Terror Reviewed by Ibrahim Magara on January 23, 2019 Rating: 5

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