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Public policing in Kenya and other nations in Africa has not succeeded in asserting monopoly over the provision of security and the use of force across the entire territory of the state (CHRIPS 2014). Often, a number of regions within the state remain undeserved in the delivery of state security services. Inadequate financial resources and deficiency in security personnel numbers are among the key factors that limit state capacity to extend security services across the entire territory in Kenya and a number of countries in Africa.

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