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Garissa: How Shabaab attack changed way Kenya varsities do things

Today marks exactly one year since the Al Shabaab attack on the Garissa University College that left some 148 people dead including 142 students. In spite of new security measures, the Saturday Nation established that little improvement has been achieved on the ground even as the fear of similar attacks is still high.

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Now Obama’s coming to town, can we talk about fighting terror without ethnic profiling?

We are all different as Africans, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t love and accommodate each other.

With Nairobi preparing to welcome US President Barack Obama and Westgate Mall about to reopen after the deadly 2013 terror attack, it would be a timely moment to hear about efforts to repair trust in Kenya’s security forces and to ensure that they do not unfairly target minorities and foreigners.

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Money Transfer System Used to Arm Militants in Kenya

Nairobi – Arms are being transferred from Somalia into Kenya through hawala, an unregulated and traditional Somali transfer system that works with a network of agents, according to immigration officials and hawala brokers here. “A lot of weapons are being transferred without moving them physically, in the same exact way that money is transferred without moving it physically,” Hussein Aden, a hawala broker from Garissa in Kenya’s North Eastern Province, told IPS.

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