Kenya is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural constitutional democracy in a region in which violent extremism threatens security and stability. Its constitutional order and respect for diversity is a direct target of Jihadist terrorist groups and ideologues.
Kenyan citizens, the economy and the state have been subjected to violent attacks by terrorist groups with a regional and global character. Al Shabaab,
Al Qaeda and ISIS all have hostile aims and operational ambitions threatening Kenya as a democratic secular republic and our continuing territorial integrity.
These terrorist actors seek to undermine Kenya’s economic development, inter-faith harmony, social cohesion, and political stability.