Terrorism &
Violent Extremism



Block pathways to radicalisation and recruitment into violent extremism by deploying disengagement and reintegration strategies, implementing activities in accordance with the National Strategy to Countering Violent Extremism and County Action Plans, training, and operations to prevent Kenyans from becoming terrorists and other forms of outreach.

Detect, Deter, Disrupt

The NCTC coordinates the multi-agency policies, trainings and standards that are deployed to detect, deter, and disrupt terrorist operations and attacks.

Protect and Prepare

The NCTC undertakes the review of targets vulnerable to terrorist attack to upgrade their security. It also undertakes outreach and training in incident response to mitigate the damage of a terrorist attack.

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County Action Plans

Community-led and based
approaches to countering
violent extremism.

Nyumba Kumi

The fight against terrorism
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Child Safety

Protecting our children from violent extremism.


National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism


What is violent extremism?

  • Beliefs and actions of individuals and groups who support or use violence to achieve ideological, religious, or political goals.
  • Includes terrorism, other forms of ideologically and politically motivated violence, and some forms of communal violence.
  • Seeks change through fear and intimidation rather than legal and democratic processes.

Why is violent extremism a concern?

  • Threatens and undermines Kenya’s constitutionalism, core values, principles, human rights, the rule of law, democracy, equal opportunity and freedom.
  • Threatens Kenya’s existence as a harmonious, cohesive and inclusive society.
  • Radicalisation and violent extremism are threats to Kenya’s security, economy and way of life.

What is Kenya doing to address the threat?

  • Counter terrorism operations.
  • Collaboration and partnerships with other governments, development partners, local communities, private sector, CSOs, political and religious leaders, among other stakeholders.
  • Prevention of terrorism through the implementation of the National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism.
  • Implementation of County Action Plans to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism in all 47 Counties.
  • A nationwide disengagement programme.

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