UNDP Kenya Support to the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Kenya
Kenya has been a frequent target of terrorist and violent extremist attacks since the Al-Qaeda 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, which killed more than 220 people. Between 2011 and 2015 there have been over 200 violent incidents involving explosives or automatic weapons linked to Al Shabaab. The UN in Kenya, in line with the Delivering as One United Nations Development Assistance Framework, seeks to work jointly, through our respective mandates, to achieve the overarching goal to strengthen the development pathways to livelihoods; strengthen community resilience; and disrupt opportunities for radicalization and violent extremism.
In partnership with the Government of Kenya, UNDP is focusing on addressing the immediate and underlying causes of radicalization and violent extremism, by supporting and complementing UNDP’s ‘core’ programming in affected areas to address weak state capacity, poor service delivery and endemic marginalization and poverty.