Regions and Partners
Our regional offer supports interventions that reinforce community-based processes and contextual relevance; promotes accountability and service delivery; enhances linkages between state and non-state partnerships; and supports responsive actions to community peace and security needs.
We are at the national and community level working closely with Gender Technical Working Groups, peace committees, community policing associations and inter denominational faith platforms to reduce and mitigate the drivers of violence, crime and insecurity.
We offer technical support to 5 regions-Coast, North-East, Upper Eastern, Rift and Western and Mt. Kenya region (covering parts of central Eastern and central Kenya areas). 3 regional blocs- FCDC, NOREB and LREB, 14 counties and 31 sub-counties to develop and implement key peace and conflict management frameworks that promote conflict sensitive development.
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Our work with County Security Intelligence Committees
REINVENT regional focus remains alive to the unique and cross regional and county trends on governance, peace, and security spaces. As such our work across regions is shaping and supporting community-based processes; drives accountability and service delivery; enhances linkages between state and non-state stakeholders. Our regional work continues to record success and achievements besides informing our learnings on how peace and security programmes can play a critical role in shifting behaviors, norms and priorities on crime and violence reduction.
Supporting the Isiolo Joint Operations Command Centre
In the build up to the 2017 elections, Isiolo county had experienced a series of politically induced incidences of insecurity along its borders with Meru and Garissa counties. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) had profiled Isiolo county as a potential hotspot for election violence in the 2022 election period. The County Security Intelligence Committee with support from REINVENT set up an Early Warning and response mechanism to monitor any potential conflict triggers. REINVENT together with its community downstream partners Isiolo Peace link and NOWSUD established The Isiolo Elections Joint Operation Command Centre (JOCC) including a situation room to monitor the protection of women candidates, voters and supporters. REINVENT facilitated training of peace committees, police officers manning the centre and activated the Isiolo chapter of the UNSCR 1325 action group on electoral violence to monitor, report and update the Joint operation and command centre. Throughout the electioneering period, the command centre became very instrumental in receiving, documenting, and responding to electoral related violence incidents including electoral GBV and other security threats. Members of the community too made use of the toll-free numbers to report electoral and other opportunistic security incidents before and during elections. For instance, on the pre and polling day, over twenty (20) incidents were reported and most of them were immediately and appropriately responded to. The Joint Operation Command Centre (JOCC) and the women situation room continues to be a model for early warning, community action and collaboration to attain community safety and security.
Supporting Nakuru County Peace Forums
Intercommunal violence has been a common occurrence in the elections cycle in Kenya which frequently involves informal groupings fighting over differences tribal identity. Nakuru had been noted as a hotspot for election-related violence in prior election years, and this year was no exception among the counties likely to experience election-related violence identified using a 13 variable matrix created by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC). As a result, 23 counties, including Nakuru, were designated as conflict zones. Prior to interventions by REINVENT, majority of the community members strongly associated themselves politically based on the tribal candidate they supported, and this, in certain cases, leads to tribal and communal alignment, which in the past caused inter communal violence and amongst people who had different political views. There was need for shifting the political discourse from political intolerance to peaceful coexistence even in the midst of divergent political views. REINVENT worked with MIDFIRT-HURINET and the County Security Intelligence Committee hosted several peace forums in the run up to the 2022 General Elections. The peace forums were open and participatory allowing residents to speak on the issues that bring them together e.g.the need for public services regardless of who wins the elections. The outcome of the interventions coupled with training of police officers in public order management contributed to a peaceful election period even after the announcement of the presidential results. Furthermore, Nakuru County joined Machakos County as one of the counties with majority of the elective positions won by female candidates. This was a major confirmation that working with police officers to protect female candidates before and during the elections allows more female candidates to campaign and thus eventually win.
Supporting Arms Digitisation and Tracing
Understanding the volatile nature of security across Samburu, Laikipia, Baringo counties, REINVENT supported the Laikipia County Security Intelligence Committees to improve arms management in Nanyuki, Umande, Rumuruti, Doldol, and Ngarengiro police stations in Laikipia county. Through our partnership with the Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms, REINVENT provided modern computers complete with digital applications that track issuance of firearms and the general management of armoury. In the same breath, REINVENT trained 55 police officers including 11 female officers in arms management in order to improve their knowledge and capacity in Physical Security and Stock Pile management (PSSM). Furthermore, we trained sub-county commanders in the Police Divisions in monitoring, supervising, and inspecting firearms, developing electronic registers of arms based on GP 87 serial number, position, and inquiry number. This has enhanced accountability among officers for the firearms in their custody, and as a result, the police stations have not reported any firearm losses in the last quarter.