How to Shield Education from Al-Shabaab in Kenya’s North East

Al-Shabaab is targeting teachers in order to expel those it views as outsiders from majority-Muslim north-eastern Kenya.

The government’s response – to evacuate non-native tutors – has shuttered the area’s schools.

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Nairobi should supply funds to hire local educators, while it works to restore security.

What’s new?

Jihadists have repeatedly attacked schools in north-eastern Kenya in the last eighteen months.

In response, the government has shuttered many schools and pulled most teachers out of a long-neglected region that is one of Al-Shabaab’s main recruiting centres outside Somalia.

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