Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in nighttime raids. The reports are based on interviews with the United States and Kenyan diplomatic and intelligence officials.
The team was trained, armed and supported by the US and British intelligence officers.
It has been reported that since 2004, a Central Intelligence Agency programme has been operational in Kenya without public scrutiny. For its part, the British Secret Intelligence Service has played a key role in identifying, tracking and fixing the location of targets.
This has drawn renewed attention to the reality of widespread foreign security operations in Africa.
Several African governments are hosting foreign military bases. This is despite the African Union Peace and Security Council’s ongoing concerns about the proliferation…