Terrorism &
Violent Extremism



Block pathways to radicalization and recruitment into violent extremism by implementing activities in accordance with the National Strategy to Countering Violent Extremism and County
Action Plans, training and other operations to prevent Kenyans from becoming terrorists.

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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Psycho-social Support
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Private Security Sector Counter Violent Extremism Trainings
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Security Sector Counter Violent Extremism Trainings
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What is Disengagement?

  •  Exiting or quitting from a violent behavior or a violent extremist group.
  •  Is both a Declarative and Behavioral process.
  •  An individual exiting a violent extremist group must defect by renouncing himself and surrendering to any government authority so as to be assisted to demobilize from the group and its acts.

Why Disengagement Program?

  • To assist violent extremists disengage from being members of terrorist groups; and accept to be de-radicalized and be re-integrated back to society.
  •  To prevent the public from subscribing to violent extremist ideologies and terrorist groups.

Who is Targeted for Disengagement Program

1. Individuals who are already radicalized and on the brink of joining violent extremist organizations.
2. Members of violent extremist organizations who have not committed or facilitated violent attacks in Kenya or abroad – for whom there is no evidence of such crimes.
3. Individuals who have voluntarily left violent extremist and terrorist organizations and desire to no longer support radicalization or violence.
4. Individuals who have left terror groups in response to an amnesty offer.
5. Individuals convicted of terrorist-related crimes and who pose a risk of radicalizing fellow inmates or who voluntarily seek to assist in de-radicalization efforts while serving their sentences.
6. Individuals ordered by courts to participate in de-radicalization and reintegration efforts.

How to Join the Disengagement Program
  • Voluntarily surrender to any government authority.
  • Reach out to NCTC through reporting channels provided in this website or on our social media outlets.

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Call for Proposals: 2023 Stories on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism at the Local Level in Western Kenya

Champions of Peace-Kenya (CoP-K) , a Grass-root Non-Governmental Organization with presence in 14 counties in Kenya whose vision is to ensure Stable, Peaceful and Secure Communities. CoP-K works with Families, Communities, Government, Corporate entities and Non-State Actors in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism as well Peace Building efforts in ensuring the Country remains Stable, Peaceful and Secure.

Champions of Peace-Kenya through the coordination of National Counter Terrorism (NCTC) is inviting journalists and media practitioners in western Kenya to submit story ideas for grants of up to Sh30,000; Sh20,000 and Sh10,000 for positions 1-3 respectively in each thematic area listed below.

Thematic areas:

  1. Importance of police and community relationships in preventing and countering violent extremism.
  2. Leveraging on existing partnerships between civil society and religious organizations at the two levels of government to prevent and counter violent extremism.
  3. The place of drama and performing arts in preventing and countering violent extremism.
  4. The role of the education sector in preventing and countering violent extremism.
  5.  Citizen vigilance and reporting in preventing and countering violent extremism.

Eligibility : The grant is open to accredited journalists who present a story idea in a synopsis of not more than 700 words.

Award Criteria:  Grant award will be determined by the uniqueness and strength of the story idea highlighting why it matters and its potential impact to preventing and countering violent extremism. The proposal should also explain how the article differs from those already published on the same subject.

Grant: The grant amounts are from Sh10,000 to Sh30,000 based on ranking in each thematic area.

Grant Application Deadline: All applications MUST be submitted to by close of business on Friday, 17th February  2023.

Grant Indemnity: Kindly note that the decision of the proposal caller shall be final. Each Applicant is limited to one category

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