Corruption, Human Rights Violation and Counterterrorism Policies in Kenya



This chapter combines both the international and public policy theoretical perspectives to examine the relationship among corruption, human rights violation and counterterrorism (CT) policies in Kenya. It examines the way in which the two distinct yet related issues of corruption and human rights violation adversely affect the formulation and implementation of CT policies especially the strategies and tactics that deal with the use of coercion, leading to the unintended negative outcomes of such policies. Kenya’s CT policies are proactive, and the engagement of corruption and human rights violation particularly religious discrimination, in the implementation of these policies, by security and security-related agencies, has led to an increase in physical insecurity and religious radicalization respectively, exacerbating rather than mitigating terrorism in the country. It is in this context that the chapter also discusses the future ramifications of Kenya’s CT approaches and offers recommendations on how they be effected so as to achieve their intended outcomes.


Counterterrorism (CT) Human Rights Violations Unintended Negative Outcomes Security-related Agencies Pu AT 
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  1. 1.National University of LesothoRomaLesotho

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