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The Counter-Trafficking in Persons’ Architecture in Kenya: A Security Governance Perspective

  • Michael Omondi Owiso
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Part of the Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development book series (AAESPD)

Abstract

The many and nuanced strategies adopted by human traffickers have rendered the management of the crime to require complexity in the way it is being approached. This is because of the inner workings and the multiplicity of actors, individuals, governments, nongovernmental organisations and criminal networks, traffickers, transnational entities as well as the international community, which in diverse ways either perpetuate it or work towards managing it. Because of this, a study into human trafficking calls for an all-encompassing approach. This contribution looks into the actors and institutions involved in human trafficking in Kenya from a security governance perspective and interrogates the realities, interventions and gaps in the measures against the crime. It contends that although strategies have been put in place to manage the crime, there still exist loopholes which lead to inadequacy. Further, from a security governance perspective, the interventions in place also reveal gaps in the prosecution, protection, prevention and partnership in the fight against human trafficking.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Omondi Owiso
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  1. 1.Department of Political Science, School of Development and Strategic StudiesMaseno UniversityMasenoKenya

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