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Kenya: Security Forces Grapple With Changing Face of Terrorism
By Stella Cherono
Details of a terrorist attack foiled by police last month show that al-Shabaab local operatives are increasingly posing a grave danger to Kenya.
The plot by homegrown elements of the Somalia-based terrorist group targeted the Judiciary.
Detectives are still processing the seized vehicles, which suicide bombers reportedly planned to use in the raid.
Those familiar with the sophisticated plot say it shows the changing face of terrorism.
The classic picture of AK47-wielding men with bushy beards behind a black flag is no longer the major focus in the war against violent extremism.
Mr Tyrus Kamau Muya, a security consultant, says terrorism has evolved in recruitment, membership and tactics.