Rift- Western Region

Community members singing after a peace meeting with County Security officials in Chemolingot Baringo County
Community leaders peace & security forum in Chemolingot Baringo
Samburu girls in Laikipia County prepare for the interview on the influence of social norms on VAWG. Picture by AWCFS
Youths following proceedings of the public consultation on strengthening resource management committees and other peace committees.
An ongoing Focus Group Discussion with Morans in Laikipia west on the cultural drivers of Violence Against Women and Girls. Picture by AWCFS
Samburu community elders wait for their turn for interviews in Laikipia west on the cultural drivers of Violence Against Women and Girls. Picture by AWCFS.

The Rift-West Region covers Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Nakuru, Bungoma and Kisumu counties. Major peace and security issues include inter-communal and cross border conflicts, competition over water and pasture, the proliferation of small arms & light weapons and negative cultural practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and early child marriages.

REINVENT Programme interventions in these counties includes:

  • Capacity building of police stations along the hot spot borders to prevent cross border conflicts.
  • Strengthening the capacity of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) and North Rift Economic Bloc (NOREB) secretariats in Conflict Sensitive Development & conflict management approaches in order to safeguard development projects.
  • Support initiatives to County and Sub-county security Intelligence Committees, community peace and security structures such as Community Policing Committees, Nyumba Kumi & Peace Committees and civil society organisations working together to address threats to security and peace.