By Khatib Ramadhan [Mombasa, Kenya] Kenya’s highly decorated Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Julius Karangi has retired. After four decades the Air Force general has left the scene and Lt Gen Samson Jeffa Mwathethe who deputized him under the title Vice Chief of the Defence Forces has been promoted to a full General.
By Khatib Ramadhan[IOO, Lamu, Kenya] General Julius Karangi the Chief of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) goes into history as Kenya’s first general to lead the country into war. His “Operation Linda Nchi” (Defend the nation) a military incursion into Somalia capped his 41 years in the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).
By Robert Maina[Nairobi, Kenya] Kenya’s government has enacted stiff laws in the wake of sustained terrorist attacks. This has attracted the ire of the opposition and human rights groups who have moved to court to challenge the laws.
Andrew Mwamburi[Mandera, Kenya] The killings of 28 passengers followed by 36 quarry workers in Kenya’s Mandera county by Somali’s Islamic militants Al-Shabaab has forced a major security overhaul within the Kenyan security establishment.
By Zandamela Dhlamini & Malik Hossain[IOO, Mombasa, Kenya] It has been a bad week for Kenya’s international image. This weekend saw some 28 non-Muslim passengers being killed in Kenya’s northern frontier county of Mandera,
By Mohammed Sugow[IOO, Mogadishu, Somalia] Times are hard for the al Shabaab militants mainly operating from Somalia. In the last seven months the group has lost considerable territory and suffered serious manpower fatalities.