October saw a potential shift in inter-communal fighting which spread from primarily resource sharing conflicts between agriculturalists and pastoralists to a deepening rift between religious communities as a result of the Westgate Mall attack in September.  Government responses and general sentiments in the Kenyan population towards the Somali community in the country are straining relations while terrorist recruiting (allegedly from within the Somali community in Kenya) does not allow for tensions to ease and creates a hostile environment that requires remedy.

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