Conflict Assessment: Northern Kenya and Somaliland

137 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2015

Date Written: Feb 2015


Based on several months of fieldwork and review of secondary sources commissioned by the Danish Demining Group, this is a detailed study of conflict dynamics and the role of new developments -- including oil exploration, political devolution, and violent extremism -- in five northern Kenya counties (Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, and Garissa) and portions of eastern Somaliland.

Keywords: conflict, northern Kenya, Somaliland, oil, devolution, Al Shabaab

JEL Classification: R50

Suggested Citation

Menkhaus, Ken, Conflict Assessment: Northern Kenya and Somaliland (Feb 2015). Available at SSRN: or

Ken Menkhaus (Contact Author)

Davidson College ( email )

United States

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