Kenya"s insecurity problem how can the role of privatised security providers be enhanced? by Joseph Makokha

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Published by Institute of Policy Analysis & Research in Nairobi, Kenya .

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StatementJoseph Makokha.
SeriesIPAR working paper series ;, working paper no. 01/2004, IPAR working paper series ;, no. 2004/01.
LC ClassificationsHV8291.K4 M35 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 29 leaves ;
Number of Pages29
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Open LibraryOL3347969M
ISBN 109966948759
LC Control Number2004360037

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Internally, it has experienced rampant banditry that continues to claim tens of lives. scarcity of literature in this area of study. In Kenya’s policy documents, for instance, National Development Plans (NDPs), insecurity and Development is accorded a scanty coverage despite its severity on the ground (GoK, NDP,pp ).

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This document is a product of a team effort as. the Kenya has been facing severe food insecurity problems. These are depicted by a high proportion of the population having no access to food in the right amounts and quality.

Official estimates indicate over 10 million people are food insecure with majority of them living on food relief. When Mwai Kibaki began his presidency inKenya was at one of its worst places in history, putting Kibaki in a position to either make significant changes or keep Kenya in its destructive state.

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