Kenya has a problem. A really big problem. And that is not good.
The arrest of Sheikh al-Faisal (more here) by Kenyan authorities on Christmas Eve and the subsequent protests have brought to light the presence of Kenyan's very own Salafist-jihadis. Al-Qaida has been operating there for at least two decades, and al-Shabaab must have fund-raising cells and wealthy and well-connected sympathizers among Kenya's enormous Somali expat and refugee community. However, the character and extent of Kenya's native Salafist-jihadi presence is unknown and ignored for the most part. However, the possibility of its spread must be considered a legitimate strategic threat in the region.
Kenya is sort of a strategic buffer stalling Shabaab-style Salafist-Jihadism's spread into Eastern, Sub-Saharan Africa. If that community of al-Faisal admirers grows, it could spread throughout the region, giving al-Qaida a future in a region they currently have no "present."For the radicals' take on al-Faisal's arrest, start here: