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In consultation with our partners, and a survey of over 400 experts in political violence and violent extremism, the RESOLVE Network identified Kenya as one of the Network countries of focus. Explore our research library, view our Network partners, or login to connect with our community of experts

Kenya Resource Library

Partner Publication
Kenya’s Rift Valley: Old Wounds, Devolution’s New Anxieties
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The Rift Valley is the crucible of Kenya’s intercommunal conflicts and often the site of confrontations among rival ethnic political blocs. Though an election alliance has brought together the two…
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Violent Extremism in Kenya: Risk and Resilience
The Rift Valley Institute
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Kenya, along with the rest of the world, has struggled to craft a response to tackling violent extremism, especially since militarist groups have been quick to adjust their recruitment methods to…
Partner Publication
Community Resilience to Violent Extremism in Kenya
Lauren Van Metre
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Focusing on six urban neighborhoods in Kenya, this report explores how key resilience factors have prevented or countered violent extremist activity at the local level. It is based on a one-year,…
Partner Publication
Violent Extremism and Clan Dynamics in Kenya
Ngala Chome
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Derived from interviews across three Kenyan counties, this report explores the relationships between resilience and risk to clan violence and violent extremism in the northeast region of the country…
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Preventing Violent Extremism in Kenya through Value Complexity: Assessment of Being Kenyan Being Muslim
Sara Savage, Anjum Khan, and Dr. Jose Liht
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Being Kenyan Being Muslim (BKBM) is an intervention that counters violent extremism and other forms of intergroup conflict through promoting value complexity. BKBM was trialled in Eastleigh, Nairobi…
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Political Socialization and Terrorist Radicalization Among Individuals Who Joined al-Shabaab in Kenya
Anneli Botha
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Islamist extremism through al-Shabaab is increasing its foothold in Kenya. In contrast to the common perception—as depicted through government responses—radicalization and recruitment extends well…

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Kenya Experts

Bethany L. McGann
RESOLVE Network Knowledge Platform Administrator
Megan E. Loney
Ernest N Ogbozor
A scholar and practitioner of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and development
Resolve User
Cheryl Frank
Policy relevant research to support practical interventions in Africa
Resolve User
Camille Schyns
Catherine Lena Kelly
Political scientist and Sahel specialist advising the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative on research, evaluation, and learning on rule of law approaches to CVE

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