Kenya lost 83 people in 2019 as a result of terror attacks, a 20 per cent increase from 2018 when such deaths stood at 56. This is according to a new report released by the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS).
For every two people killed in a terror attack in 2019, one was a security officer. This is according to a new report released Tuesday in Nairobi by the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS). It showed how security officers continue to take the brunt of terrorism despite the government’s measures to guarantee their safety. The study revealed that 83 people died in terror incidents with 42 security officers losing their lives.
The increased number of attacks by Somali terrorist group al Shabaab in Kenya and Somalia could lead to security chiefs rethinking their counter-terrorism policy. In a year when the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is considering reducing its troops in Somalia, al-Shabaab has launched several assaults in the two countries since December, killing at least 130 people in the attacks.
Fighting terrorism can no longer be a function of only the government if Kenya wants to eliminate the threat. Speakers at the eighth Nation Leadership Forum at the University of Nairobi on Monday night agreed that there must be a convergence of efforts by the state, the private sector, religious organisations and the public.
NAIROBI, Kenya: Countries in the Horn of Africa continue to face a growing threat from extremist Islamic groups, particularly the Somali militant group al-Shabab. In recent years, the problem has largely been compounded by rising levels of youth unemployment, according to security analysts. We cannot underestimate the nature of the problem; this is a major regional security challenge, said Mutuma Ruteere, director of the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies, a Kenya-based regional security think tank.
This is an interview of Dr. Ruteere on the issue of countering violent extremism in kenya and how to counter it using the recently launched CVE Hub.
Launched on 5th September in Nairobi, a new online hub focusing on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya hopes to connect researchers, practitioners and policymakers. The Countering Violent Extremism Research Hub, a collaboration between the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) and the Institute of Development Studies, will collect CVE resources in an online library to support high-quality research, exchange of ideas and a multi-sector network.
An online hub for countering violent extremism in Kenya has been launched by the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies. (CHRIPS) The hub is designed with a softer approach to terrorism which tries to counter cases of violence from the ground by methods like dialogue. The hub will also provide information on the terror attacks that have already happened.
The FBI has designated 50 shootings in 2016 and 2017 as active shooter incidents (20 incidents occurred in 2016, while 30 incidents occurred in 2017).