Small wars in Marsabit County: devolution and political violence in northern Kenya

  title={Small wars in Marsabit County: devolution and political violence in northern Kenya},
  author={Patta Scott-Villiers},
  journal={Conflict, Security \& Development},
  pages={247 - 264}
  • P. Scott-Villiers
  • Published 4 May 2017
  • Political Science
  • Conflict, Security & Development
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