The African media is saturated with stories of ‘save our wildlife’. Save your ‘Jumbos’. Don’t kill our Big Five! Save your future! I hardly have a share in the Kenyan wildlife. Wildlife isn’t my future. And the media is only telling half the story.
9/11 was but a dim memory of a TV spectacle until terrorists attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi and we all went crazy about ‘insecurity.’ Now it’s a fact of life. So what’s it like to live under siege? And how are we handling the Somali question?
The Kenyan government has thrown a security cordon over a part of the city of Nairobi most populated by the Somali. Why? Because al Shabaab operates from Somalia and therefore its face in Kenya is Somali-like. The Kenya state really has no reason to take the country back to 1984 by profiling such an integral community in the country.