Policy Brief: Lessons from the Past can Impact the Future

Policy Brief: Lessons from the Past can Impact the Future

North Eastern Kenyan has had a myriad of conflict systems that trace roots to the different massacres in 1990. Though the area witnessed some calm spells in the later 1990 and early 2000, the level of conflict in North Eastern Kenya started rising 2010-2013 resulting from the introduction of the new constitution and the incursion of KDF in Somalia in October 2011.  Clan dynamics form the heart of conflicts in the Northeastern region of Kenya. Most of the clans in Garissa, Mandera, and Wajir have a presence and familial links to those in Somalia. The growth and expansion of Al-Shabaab point to interclan wars in Somalia that analysis associate ascension to power of different commanders to clan undercurrents. This brief is informed by an end-line study commissioned by ACT Kenya. The review borrows insights from the SECURE project and intends to provide ideas for programing in Wajir, Mandera and Garissa. It covers the project’s contribution to the reduction of radicalisation and recruitment in the community. It provides insights on the level of impact, capacity building initiatives and the resulting actions from stakeholders including law enforcement, women and youth, and, the role of women and family engagement in preventing violent extremism.

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