National Counter Terrorism workshop forum held in Kitui town

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By County Diary

Theme: Understanding the context – determining the threat level, dynamic, and context of violent extremist recruitment and action plan.

The county action plan for preventing and countering violent extremist forum which brings on board all the stakeholders was held at Parkside villa in Kitui town .

The high-level workshop by National counter-terrorism department of Kenya led by a representative of ( NCTC )Mr. Njenga Miiri who was the session moderator, ” the forum aims at capacity building in order to handle violent extremists in Kitui .

The three day workshop was attended by Kitui deputy Governor Dr. Wathe Nzau, Tourism and sport Executive member hon Patrick Koki Musau, youth and Education development Executive member David Kivoto, Ag county Secretary Mr. Alex Kimanzi, Deputy county commissioners among other senior county government.

Why Kitui residents should bother and act on violent extremist and Terrorism.

From Radicalization to Terrorism, the Web of terror and the national strategy on CVE the sessions were led by Yusuf lelu Mwatsefu.

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Giving his remarks on behalf of the Governor Charity Ngilu, The deputy Governor reiterated the county government commitment and cooperation to work with the anti-terrorism center to actualize the action plan for the betterment of our people.

We shall work closely to make sure our county and our neighboring counties are safe from violent extremist Dr. Wathe said.

Kenya spent 52 billion shillings to fight terrorism extremist in the last financial year, the money should have been spent to build roads, mega-dams Mr. Yusuf lelu Mwatsefu told the participants. According to reports from Anti terrorism counter crime center, Kitui county major leading crime is stealing.

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The RCAP Offers stakeholders an immediate action plan to protect communities and citizen from violent extremist, the use of county (P/save) strategy is driven by the desire to ensure optimal mobilization of all sectors of our society toward the most effective intervention, initiatives and methods to shrinks the pool of individuals that terrorist groups seek to radicalize and recruit.

In the past three years, the national counter Terrorismcentere, in collaboration with various partners have developed and her currently county CVE process. The Kenya ni wajibu wetu Project (NIWETU) Project has been a consistent supporter of the process and its support.

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that CAPs have becomes useful avenues and tools for enhancing mobilization of communities, to act together, reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen resilience, CAPs and the county CVE forums that implements them intentionally create safe space were state actors, none state actors, county government leaders, and citizens obtain a better understanding of the P/CVE process and engage in specific intervention documents, their implementation often requires inner and cross country collaboration, such collaboration has been limited under circumstances were certain counties lack CAPs.

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It is for these reasons that it has become imperative that each of 47 counties in Kenya should have a framework of an abridged CAP at the very least. These CAPs Shall target the whole counties.

These have been called RAPID CAPs because they shall be based on the extensive strategic planning model associated with CAPs, The model used to develop the rapid cap is the risk analysis and management framework. Under this framework, the stakeholders shall engage with the risk level

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