Coast counties map out violence hot spots


28 Apr 2015 | by
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Coast counties map out violence hot spots

Following cases of violent crime at the Coast, the National Crime and Violence Observatory initiative to monitor unrest at the Coast has been launched by a security organization supported by the Open Society for East Africa (OSEA)......

 

Following cases of violent crime at the Coast, the National Crime and Violence Observatory initiative to monitor unrest at the Coast has been launched by a security organization supported by the Open Society for East Africa (OSEA).The African Centre for Security and Strategic Studies (ACESSS) has entered into a two year contract with the OSEA to conduct the mapping of trouble spots in Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale and with the assistance of government agencies give early warnings for any flare up.The initiative is led by the African Centre for Security and Strategic Studies director and member of the NyumbaKumi initiative Capt (Rtd) Simiyu Werunga.The organization has agreed to monitor and statistically assess incidences of crime and violence with a view of finding correlation between such incidences of violence and socio-economic factors.


ACESSS will then integrate all the data collected into community safety and security activities for effective prevention of violence at the coast.  The organization intends to provide a mechanism for long term surveillance and evaluation of crime and violent incidents for use by the law enforcers and support the implementation and monitoring of existing and proposed national action plans for crime and violence prevention.To enhance capacity for the collection of data on crime and violence related injuries with a specific focus on use of Geographic Information System (GIS).

ACESSS will, during the two years, support the promotion of primary methods in crime and violence through public civic education.

To empower communities establish and sustain their own crime and violence prevention initiatives and provide a platform of formulating a national crime prevention and management strategy.

 

The monitoring and evaluation team will consist of African Centre for Security & Strategic Studies, Kenya association of security professionals, The National Police Service Commission, representatives from the Kenya Police Service, representatives from the Office of The President, National Co-ordination and Internal Security,

Ministry Of Local Government as currently constituted Community policing, National level Community policing, County Levels Educational & Learning institutions Medical facilities, National crime research centre in the state law office. Violence Prevention Alliance, the Fire Brigade and the Private Sector

This programme is intended to assist the National government and the respective county governments to track crime and violence with facts and data to assist in planning for counter efforts to manage and diminish threats to the country and at county levels

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