Kenya And The Kenyan Police Force

1674 Words Nov 28th, 2016 7 Pages
Studies claim that the Kenyan Police Force lacks the capacity to investigate and prosecute criminal cases. It was cited that many cases are pending in court due to lack of evidence by police officers over the arrested criminals. Consequently, this explains the negative perceptions by local communities against the police unprofessionalism, which create a significant information sharing gap between the police officers and the members of the community; thus, deterring the efficacy of de-radicalization initiatives.
Secondly, Socio-Economic and Political Marginalization of Muslim Communities. Currently, Kenyan youths account for 70% of the total unemployment rates in the entire country. It is argued that the rapidly growing youth population in Kenya has been associated with a strong sense of political and socio-economic marginalization. The frustrations among youths in the communities serve as the major driving force to engage in extremism behaviors. Kenya is mainly dominated by Christians, where Muslim citizens consist of the minority mainly living in the Coast and North-Eastern regions. Unlike the Christians, discriminations against the Muslims have been witnessed in a number of ways such as securing employment opportunities, public services, and official documents. A study reported that the coastal Muslim communities have long been discriminated against employment opportunities. Generally, unemployment is widespread in the Muslim population across the country. Despite the…
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