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Theoretical Framework Two theories have been employed by the study to explore the specific social and economic impacts of terrorism in Kenya. The Instrumental theory and the rational choice theory which explains economics while the former explain behavior or social choices made by people. Rational choice theory When it comes to credit in this theory, Raymond Tanter and Janice Gross Stein have to be given credit for advancing it in the use of economic impacts of terrorism. According to Stein and Raymond 1967, the rational choice theory provides a methodology for assessing decision- making by using empirical evidence to understand revision and choice, thus rationalize the inferences and conclusions that are made by individuals. In this study, the conclusions, choices and inferences are decisions made by terrorists in executing attacks in Kenya with an objective of affecting the social well-being and economic well-being of residents. The theory advocates for cost-benefit analysis and constrained utility maximization for terrorists (Lindauer, 2012). The
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