A Review of Kenya´s Post-Conflict Peace Building and Conflict Management Architecture

Michael Owiso

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Conflict management and peacebuilding demands a deep understanding and analysis of the conflict and the circumstances surrounding it. This is because the causes may be complex, nuanced and may involve both short term and long term issues. Kenya is characterized by different forms of conflict ranging from election related violence, inter-communal rivalries, a history of marginalization as well as gender related violence, among others. This chapter is a critical analysis of Kenya´s response to conflict focusing on the country’s infrastructure for peace. The infrastructure is anchored on the National Policy for Peacebuilding and Conflict Management adopted in July 2014 by parliament. The policy developed through a process of multi-agency consultations articulates the country´s vision and strategy for responding to conflict. Although the policy is still nascent, the paper seeks to evaluate its comprehensiveness and points out to the anticipated challenges that might hinder optimal functioning of the infrastructure. The paper first outlines the key pillars that support the conflict in Kenya. It then looks at the concept of peacebuilding and the approaches employed in conflict management and peacebuilding. It then looks at the delayed process leading to the adoption of national policy for conflict management and peacebuilding and points out some of the inherent weaknesses related to the strategy.
TitelCrises and Conflicts in the Greater Horn of Africa
RedaktørerBjorn Moller, Nikolas Emmanuel
StatusUnder udarbejdelse - 2019


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