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Kenya is prosecuting a protracted struggle against the terrorist group Al Shabaab. A range of nations are involved in the effort alongside Kenya. With foreign actors deeply engaged and Kenyan institutions sometimes working at apparent cross purposes, innocent Kenyans are caught in the crossfire of a secret war on their territory.

Namir Shabibi (@nshabibi) is a British investigative journalist who has written and produced documentaries for the BBC, VICE News and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, among others. He previously worked as a delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Darfur and Guantanamo Bay.

Namir’s previous investigation uncovering MI6’s covert war in Yemen can be read here.
Revealed: The CIA and MI6’s secret war in Kenya
The militarisation of US/Africa policy: How the CIA came to lead deadly counter-terrorism operations in Kenya