Terrorists, Geopolitics and Kenya's Proposed Border Wall with Somalia
Journal of Terrorism Research
abstract
Addressing border security appears to be a plausible approach for states that suffer from terrorism. KenyaÕs border wall is to keep terrorists out of Kenya. Utilizing a comparative approach, this paper explores the efficacy of border walls, particularly KenyaÕs wall with Somalia. Findings show that walls rarely accomplish stated goals and have unintended consequences. In KenyaÕs case, it may reignite border disputes and separate communities. The success of KenyaÕs border wall is low given the high levels of corruption and the fact that walls have been demonstrated to only be as good as the people who guard them.