Its mandate is further articulated in the President’s Executive Order No.1 of 2023 (Organization of the Government of the Republic of Kenya) with the coordination of counter terrorism strategy and policy implementation, the coordination of counter radicalization, disengagement and rehabilitation; and as a focal point for bilateral and multilateral partnerships in counterterrorism.
The National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism (NSCVE) that was launched in 2016 provides the platform to coordinate all CVE efforts both at the national and devolved levels of government.
The Centre’s specific responsibilities entail:
(a) Establishing a database to assist law enforcement agencies
(b) Conducting public awareness on prevention of terrorism
(c) Developing strategies such as counter and de-radicalization
(d) Facilitating capacity building for counter-terrorism stakeholders
(e) Co-ordinating with other government agencies to provide security certification for aviation schools or companies and
(f) Analyzing all information and intelligence on terrorism and counterterrorism for purposes of proposing policy and legal adjustments to the National Security Council and other national security leadership.
* Respect for Human Rights and Diversity
* Efficiency and Effectiveness
* Ethics and Integrity
* Team spirit