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Tangled Ties: Al-shabaab and Political Volatility in Kenya

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Tangled Ties: Al-shabaab and Political Volatility in Kenya

Following the recent terrorist attacks on Kenya, this study from CHRIPS and the Institute for Development Studies adds to existing analyses of Kenya's shifting political and security dynamics by examining ....

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Al-Shabaab and the politics of violence in Kenya

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Al-Shabaab and the politics of violence in Kenya

The findings of two recent studies provide fresh insights into the intersection between Al Shabaab as transnational actors and the dynamics and politics of violence in Kenya. The research reports were ....

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Devolution: Security management and County Governments in Kenya

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Devolution: Security management and County Governments in Kenya

Experience has shown that County governments in Kenya are vital to finding solutions to the persistent security challenges in the country. Even in the absence of explicit constitutional provisions, county ....

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Latest Publications

Preventing Violent Extremism in Kenya: Policy Options

This policy brief discusses some of the drivers of violent extremism in Kenya, and the available policy opportunities that Kenyan and regional policymakers should consider to effectively address the problem of violent extremism.

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Effectiveness of Community-Led Security Mechanisms in Urban Eastern Africa: A Research Agenda

This research agenda details the conceptual framework that anchors CHRIPS' three year multi-country study on community-led security mechanisms in the low income urban neighborhoods of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

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Commentary

Kenyans should be urged to report crime

CHRIPS Research Fellow Patrick Mutahi reflects on the importance of crime statistics in the formulation of security policies.

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Class struggle and crime in the city: What goes around comes around

Kamau Wairuri argues that security in the city translates into the protection of one group (the wealthy) from the other (the poor). Consequently, a significant numbers of city residents are not only left unprotected, they are actively targeted.

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