ethiopia is the most staunchest ally of kenya in the eastern africa and africa as a whole. the demise of zenawi could lead to ethnic and religious anarchy in ethiopia. the resulting fallout could lead to serious consequences in the region namely insecurity as its spills out of Ethiopia borders. ethiopia had the only army in the region maybe capable of matching Kenya's one if not defeating it. Ethiopia powerful army ranked fourth in Africa could break down along the fault lines of ethnicity and religion releasing a monster of all armed conflicts. well for this particular reason Kenyans are the most worried lot, having their army occupied in clearing terrorists in Somalia, none would be looking forward to seeing a new front opening up in the north. Ethiopia traditionally formed the northern safety barrier against the wild tribes and conflicts of the horn of Africa. kenya in return formed the southern safety barrier for safety of ethiopia. this led to the 1963 PACT signed by haile selassie and jomo kenyatta which stated that the two countries should help one another in times of and attack by external forces. this PACT was put to test when somalia invaded and occupied the ogaden region of ethiopia, kenya unfortunately could not send troops to help Ethiopia since Uganda under idi amin was planning for such a scenario that would leave Kenya exposed so that they invade Kenya. the decision as to not send troops to Ethiopia resulted in idi amin choosing the better option of invading and annexing kagera region as Tanzania was considered a soft spot. nevertheless Ethiopia and Kenya have worked together for a long time. and many Kenyans will hope that Ethiopia can pull together and emerge as one past meles zenawi. if not Kenya will just have to carry another burden and send troops to pacify Ethiopia,hopefully it will not have to reach to that.