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Author Mkutu, Kennedy

Title Policing the periphery : opportunities and challenges for Kenya Police Reserves / by Kennedy Mkutu and Gerald Wandera
Published Geneva, Switzerland : Small Arms Survey, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (85 pages) : illustrations, maps (digital, PDF file)
Series Small Arms Survey working paper ; 15
Working paper (Small Arms Survey) ; 15
Summary This paper examines the various opportunities and challenges facing the KPRs in Kenya's Turkana and Laikipia counties, and considers in particular the management and control of reservists' 'rearms, given the wider problems of arms control and insecurity in Kenya's peripheral areas. It seeks to relate the changing economic environment in rural parts of these counties to the evolving role of the KPRs. The paper highlights how each distinct context (Turkana with its natural resource economy and Laikipia with its conservation tourism industry) is adapting the KPRs' traditional role. These new roles, as we shall see, are not always positive. Economic pressure, competition for resources (both natural and technical), weak or non-existent operational policy, a lack of oversight or governing structure, the attraction of secondary employment, and the constant arrival of destabilizing small arms from neighboring conflict zones are straining the KPR towards breaking point. Firearm misuse and criminal behavior by KPRs are exacerbating tensions in Kenya's remote rural regions. This paper will argue that without the immediate implementation of operational and small arms controls, the KPR risks evolving into armed militia groups
Notes "Published in March 2013."
Title from PDF title screen (viewed on Apr. 10, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Subject Kenya Police Reserves
Arms control -- Kenya
Internal security -- Kenya
Police -- Kenya -- Laikipia District
Police -- Kenya -- Turkana District
Police, Rural -- Kenya
Arms control.
Internal security.
Police, Rural.
Kenya -- Laikipia District.
Kenya -- Turkana District.
Form Electronic book
Author Wandera, Gerald
Small Arms Survey
ISBN 297008564X
Other Titles Opportunities and challenges for Kenya Police Reserves