Kenya to Focus on Counter-Radicalization to Combat Extremism

Kenya’s government introduced a new strategy to combat extremism that will add counter-radicalization and prevention measures to its existing approach.

The measures form part of the National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism, which will aim to involve all sections of government, civil society, private industry and “international partners in the war against terror,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in an e-mailed statement Wednesday.

Kenyatta appointed Martin Kimani, who heads Kenya’s National Counter Terrorism Centre, as the Special Envoy for Countering Violent Extremism, according to the statement.

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