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.