Kenya says it’s building a 700 km long wall along its porous border with Somalia in the hope of locking out the Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which has repeatedly crossed into the east African country to lead attacks over the last five years.

But while politicians blame al-Shabab in Somalia, expert analysis shows that the problem runs much deeper, with growing radicalization of Kenyan youths in its overcrowded slums and impoverished backwaters. 

This film investigates whether the Kenyan government is blind to the fact that the latest foot soldiers for al-Shabab are its own citizens, radicalized by authority’s harsh treatment of indigenous Muslims.

Without a radical shift in policy, Kenya’s problems are about to get much worse and a wall will make little difference.


This is a Clover Films co-production with Clover Africa.