My reflections on visiting the North East: Time for a change of mindset

In Summary
  • For too long Mandera, Wajir and Garissa have been characterised as barrier counties to be hardened against Al Shabaab advancement from Somalia
  • These communities deserve the same opportunities as the rest of Kenya

Stood with the Police Commander at Mandera’s border post, a few hundred metres to my left across the Dawa River, is Ethiopia. In front of me, just beyond the border fence, is Somalia. This community, ...

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