KENYA’S MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SOMALIA

Ten Years of Cross-Border Security Issues and Bilateral Relations

Tomáš ZWIEFELHOFER

The case study is focused on the last ten years of Kenyan military involvement in Somalia. It is based on literature review and expert interviews with field researchers and military members, which were conducted by the author. Through the analysis of motives for intervention, achievements, and mishaps, it examines lessons learned from the intervention. The decade long Kenya’s intervention has evolved into one of the pillars of fostering the stability in the Horn of Africa. Located in this region, which is unstable, Kenya finds itself being responsible for future stabilizing efforts, as it is the only stable state left in the Horn of Africa at present days.

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Acknowledgments

Here I would like to thank Kenyatta University for hosting me, especially to Dr. Xavier Francis Ichani, who guided me through the waters of this topic. I would also like to thank all the interviewed researchers, who made their time and provided me not only with pleasant conversation but with great insight to Kenya-Somali relations.

Keywords

Horn of Africa; national security; counter-terrorist operations; AMISOM; ATMIS; Kenya; Somalia.


Title in English:

KENYA’S MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SOMALIA
Ten Years of Cross-Border Security Issues and Bilateral Relations

Title in Czech:

VOJENSKÁ INTERVENCE KENI V SOMÁLSKU
Deset let přeshraničních střetů a vzájemných bilaterálních vztahů

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Tomáš ZWIEFELHOFER

Language:

English

Abstract:

English/Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

1802-7199 (online)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.22.2022.01.021-034

Issue:

Volume 22, Number 1 (June 2022)

Pages:

021-034

Received:

11.01.2022

Accepted:

01.04.2022

Published online:

15.06.2022