Episode 30: The Dangers Of Militarization

Episode 30: The Dangers Of Militarization

Last week, on March 18th 2017, Uhuru Kenyatta traveled to Dhobley Military camp in Somalia to visit the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops stationed there as part of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission stationed there. He wore his military fatigues (they come with his role as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces). This happened just a few weeks after a US Congressman blew the whistle on a US$ 418 million arms deal that Kenya has with a US based company to buy 12 weaponized crop dusters and two other weapons that he claims involved faulty contracting practices, fraud and unfair treatment of Kenya. So this week, we talk about militarization and its dangers. Press play!

Resources

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10 Countries With The Fastest Growing Militaries

Why fishy smell on US arms deal just won’t go away

Militarism as a cause of World War 1

Rising Kenyan defence spending to hit $5.5 billion by 2018

How NYS will become ‘social change army’

My Land Is Not Kenya: The Folly Of Patriotism

The Militarization of US Police

Kenya defence forces arrive in Baragoi for disarmament exercise

The Paradox of Government

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