The crowd surges toward U.S. President Barack Obama as he greets the audience after his remarks at an indoor stadium in Nairobi, July 26, 2015.
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

As U.S. President Barack Obama concluded his trip to Kenya, at the top of his agenda was the country’s ongoing fight against the Somali-based jihadist militia, al Shabab. The group remains a threat, but it has evolved, and the United States should help ensure that the Kenyan government’s response follows suit. Currently, Nairobi remains focused on responding with counterterrorism measures that, although necessary, cannot be the sole tactic. Kenyan Muslims remain among the most deprived groups in the country, and many feel marginalized and disconnected from the state and its power structures. They lack any trust in

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