Godwin Murunga is deputy director of the African Leadership Centre, Nairobi, and senior research fellow at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi.

Special Issue: Westgate Mall Attack | December 4, 2013

Terrorism Demands Rethinking of National and Regional Security

The Westgate Mall terror attack of September 21 has raised many questions about the nature of national security in Kenya and regional security in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa. These questions call for a rethinking of how security operations are conceived and executed, as well as an understanding of how the war on terror has raised new stakes and demanded different approaches to security.

Photo credit to Flickr user usarmyafrica. Photo taken by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May of AFRICOM. Photo taken on March 11, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May. This picture is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (new version CC BY 4.0). No changes were made. Original photo: http://goo.gl/wZP3D4
Counter-IED training, Nairobi, Kenya.