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Counter-terrorism and the Politics of Aid: Civil Society Responses in Kenya

By  Jeremy Lind and Jude Howell
July 9, 2020

Counter-terrorism and the Politics of Aid: Civil Society Responses in Kenya

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Counter-terrorism and the Politics of Aid: Civil Society Responses in Kenya

Terrorism Civil Society

Against the backdrop of terrorist attacks in 1998 and 2002, Kenya has come under pressure from aid donors and diplomatic circles to co-operate in achieving the political and military objectives of the War on Terror. The Kenyan government has received legal, technical and financial support to implement new counter-terrorism structures. However, while these have raised concerns around human rights and the ability of people to come together and organize on shared interests, the response of civil society in Kenya has been muted. It is mainly human rights campaigners, lawyers, Muslim organizations and leaders, and some politicians that have opposed proposed anti-terrorism legislation.