ENHANCING ELECTION SECURITY

Kenya’s electoral narrative has often been characterized by systemic failings that often escalate towards inter-communal conflict besides increased VAWG and poor police-public relations. REINVENT’s Election Security work is closely intertwined with peacebuilding and aims to reduce violence around the 2022 national election and enhance public order management by the security agencies. These interventions are designed to contribute towards reduced violence around the 2022 national election and enhance public order management by the security agencies.

REINVENT PROGRAMME APPROACH

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Provides technical assistance to shape new polices including the guidelines on electoral boundaries review, the rules for implementation of the referendum and support to the public discourse on constitutional reform.

2

Supports early warning response mechanisms that improve coordination with response capacities of formal and informal institutions at the national, county and community level.

3

Supports inter and intra-clan and tribal dialogue to avoid violence and promote where possible negotiated peace accords and social contracts to mitigate violence.

4

Works closely with the conflict sensitive development, VAWG and police reforms workstream to enhance professional and accountable public order management responses by security agencies.