School Attack: Somali militant group al‐Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an armed attack in northeastern Kenya and “vowed to increase attacks against the crusaders,” Somali pro‐al‐Shabaab website Calamada reported on February 17th.The previous day, local media reported at least three primary school teachers were killed in the attack on Qarsa Primary School while a fourth was injured.One hundred police reservists have been deployed along the border of Wajir East and Tarbaj sub‐counties in a bid to boost security after the attack, Daily Nation reported.The move comes as non‐local teachers continue to flee schools in border areas. More than 60% of teachers in Wajir County are non‐locals and their exit could create a huge crisis in schools, in an area which has continued to record poor performance in the past years.The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has continued to pressure the government to withdraw non‐local teachers from schools in northeastern region. (Daily Nation 19/2)Boni Forest Operation Hits Snags: Administration Police (AP) officers involved in a security operation in Lamu County (southeastern Kenya) have warned that the exercise risks failing unless the government intervenes.Speaking to Kenya's Saturday Standard, the officers cited logistical challenges, training deficit, poor remuneration and
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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