International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Al-Shabaab Terrorists Propaganda and the Kenya Government Response
Elijah O.S.Odhiambo, Thomas L. Maito, Janet Kassilly, Sarah Chelumo, Kennedy Onkware, Wycliffe A. Oboka

Al-Shabaab terrorist faction cared about the popular support they enjoyed within the Southern Somalia population they claimed to represent. This level of support either rose or fell in the aftermath of a campaign of terrorist violence. Al-Shabaab terrorist used propaganda as an effective tactic for mobilizing political support for their cause. This paper models a scenario in which Al-Shabaab extremist faction consider attacking the Somalia transitional government forces and African Union Mission for Somalia forces in the hopes of provoking a counterterrorist response that radicalized the population, increased the extremists' support at the expense of a moderate faction. In this article, we looked at Al-Shabaab terrorist group propaganda and the Kenya government response which turned Al-Shabaab?s violent discourse as unjustifiable by effective use of the Mass Media that reached into the deepest parts of Somalia and discrediting those who spread rumors by neutralization of the pernicious effects.

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