Somaliland, long seen as a haven of stability in a troubled region, is facing increasing unrest as fighting continues around the town of Las Anod between the breakaway province's army and militias loyal to Somalia and backed by al-Shabaab fighters.
The minister, a key ally of President William Ruto, is seeking to boost his sphere of influence within the Kenyan government by getting the upper hand on security issues. The chief of police is far from pleased.
Breaking news published on 05/12/22 at 1:20 pm - The Kenyan and Somali presidents have agreed to reopen the main land crossings between their two countries following intense negotiations between both heads of state. This marks a shift in the bilateral relationship, and in Kenyan security policy.
The harsh living conditions of some Kenyan nationals in the Arabian Peninsula are causing outrage back home. Faced with a decline in the number of immigrants moving to the region, the private sector is calling for reforms.
Philip Kameru has decided to step down two years before the end of his term. A key member of Kenyatta's administration, he is not on good terms with VP William Ruto, who just won the 15 August presidential election.
Outgoing Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is hoping to take advantage of improving relations with his neighbours to sell them his country's psychotropic plant, khat. He came with his agriculture minister to a regional summit to try to drum up sales, but he faces an uphill struggle.
To carry out his international and commercial agenda, presidential candidate Odinga is planning to overhaul the Kenyan diplomatic apparatus. Yet this is a domain in which his scope for manoeuvre is limited while the outgoing president is still in the picture.
Deputy President William Ruto's campaign team is exasperated by the failure of his running mate, Rigathi Gachagua, to toe the official line. Communications advisers in the Kenya Kwanza coalition have had to deal with a string of polemics sparked by Gachagua's speeches and by comments on social media by some of Ruto's more vocal allies.
After the electoral commission disqualified the multi-millionaire head of the Kwacha Group from the presidential race, the two front-runners, Raila Odinga and William Ruto, are both hoping he will back their campaign.
Kenya's top clerics are key pieces on the political chessboard as the country heads for the polls. Both presidential front-runners, are desperate to win the large Pentecostal vote. We delve behind-the-scenes of political preaching and fundraising to explore the role of religion in the campaign.
The Kenyan president and the two main contenders hoping to succeed him have already contacted the new Somali leader's officials. But they will have their work cut out to normalise relations between Nairobi and Mogadishu, which hit rock bottom under Somalia's previous leader.
With the threat of another post-election crisis looming, the government is taking steps to secure the most volatile areas across the country where clashes between supporters of rival candidates could erupt.
Back in Kenya after a week in the UK, presidential candidate Raila Odinga has been giving attention to his foreign policy credentials. To attract the favours of the West, he has highlighted Kenya's role as a peacemaker in the Horn of Africa, a region riven by civil wars and political crises.
Kenya's intelligence agencies are on high alert to try to prevent attacks by radical Islamist groups aimed at destabilising the country in the run-up to general elections. The groups are suspected of targeting Nairobi and Mombasa and counties that lie on the border with Somalia.