Use of Track One and a Half Actors as Counter-Radicalisation and De-radicalisation in Kenya
Rev’d (Cpl) Elijah Onyango Standslause Odhiambo

This article argues that Al-Shabaab’s cowdice decision to attack the Westgate Mall a soft target on Saturday 21st September, 2013 with the aim of dividing Kenyans along religious line failed miserably and instead was acatalyst in uniting the nation which was politically divided after March 2013 general election to speak with one voice. This was confirmed by the president speech at the end of counter-terrorism operation and in the presence of two presidential candidates’ competitors’ former prime minister Raila Odinga and former deputy prime minister Musalia Mudavadi at state house Nairobi. This barbaric act took place in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, which is also East Africa leading economy. I argue that the viable option to fight terrorism in Kenya is use of Track One and a Half Diplomacy as Counter- Radicalisation and De-radicalisation.

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