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Kenyan authorities step up security amid Al-Shabaab threat

The last few weeks have seen a rise in attacks by Al-Shabaab Islamists along the Kenya-Somalia border. One area particularly affected is the county of Lamu, where 18 people have been killed in just the past fortnight. Authorities are on edge. Even during calm times, Lamu, which is popular with tourists, must be protected. But as Kenya's general election approaches, the president can't afford a loss in this strategic region. Our correspondents report.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Aline Schmidt.

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