Conflict Prevention in Kenya: Combating Corruption through Nonviolent Action

Author
Tabatha Thompson, Hussein Khalid
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
United States Institute of Peace
Abstract
The relationship between corruption and violent conflict is complex and significant. Corruption affects access to basic services, contributes to resource scarcity, and fuels organized crime. It was included on a European Commission checklist for the root causes of conflict, and it was cited as a potential driver of extremism in the 2019 report of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States. Focusing on several social movements in Kenya, this report reviews the efforts of collective civic action to combat corruption and advance transparency, accountability, and good governance.
Topic
Conflict Prevention, Corruption, Governance, Violent Extremism, Violence, Peace
Political Geography
Kenya, Africa