This Policy Brief presents a set of guidelines on policing elections, drawing from the lessons of the previous elections in Kenya, especially the 2007 elections which spawned Kenya’s worst election-related violence and resulted in sharp criticism of the police. It presents recommendations for measures that will enhance a democratic approach to policing the elections.
This report examines prevailing understandings of violence in Nairobi and how it is addressed, as well as the limitations of existing violence mitigation measures. It assesses a number of measures that could be incorporated in a wider strategy to address and mitigate violence in Nairobi’s poor neighbourhoods.
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.
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.
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 the role of external influences on its system of violence.
Local Policing Accountability in Kenya: Challenges and Opportunities for Action.
This study examines the infrastructure of police accountability at the community level where the scrutiny of oversight institutions, civil society organizations and the media is often low. CHRIPS, in partnership with APCOF, highlights the challenges and the opportunities for change.
Securing the Counties: Options for Security after Devolution in Kenya
CHRIPS launches the findings of a new study on devolution in Kenya and the opportunities it presents for improved security solutions. As one of the first studies on the intersection of devolution and security management, the study examines the existing local realities, the insecurity challenges as well as security solutions and practical options for strengthening security management within the context of devolution.