Al-Shabaab Attacks, A Minister Dies, Opposition Leader Taken Ill, An Upset President: The Rocky Road To Kenya’s Elections

Last Friday night, nine people were beheaded in a village in the Kenyan coastal county of Lamu, in the latest of a slew of attacks allegedly carried out by jihadist militants.

As Kenya Vote Nears, Troubling Signs Mount: Avoiding Another Electoral Crisis

Kenya is the transport and commercial hub of East Africa, so a protracted crisis would result in significant disruptions further afield.