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Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia in October 2011 was the first in the country’s since independence outside the peacekeeping operations. But almost a decade later, little, if any, is discussed regarding the role, goals, and the end state of the military adventure. But increasingly, Al Shabaab has shifted and expanded its operational hotspots inside Kenya. The Elephant in conversation with Abdullahi Abdille, an independent researcher and Horn of Africa expert.