Trouble on the Kenyan Coast

The Kenyan coast is a paradise for hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. But trouble is creeping in. A kidnapping has plagued the idyllic archipelago of Lamu, linked to al-Shabaab, the hard-line militant Islamists of Somalia. In Mombasa, the rise of the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) is linked to a growing desire for secession of the coast. Attacks and alleged links to terrorist groups have seen police involved in allegations of extrajudicial killings.