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Narok County - Crime and Violence Rapid Assessment

24 Apr 2020

Across the globe, high rates of crime and violence are undermining growth, threatening human welfare, and impeding social development, with the poor and vulnerable particularly affected. One in five people worldwide has been the victim of violence or crime. Kenya has experienced an increased incidence of crime and violence in the recent past, greatly affecting its growth and development. Narok County, named after Enkare Narok, the river that flows through Narok Town, is one of the forty-seven counties that was created under the 2010 Kenyan constitution. The Maasai Mara National Reserve, a notable tourist destination that is home to the famous wildebeest migration is located in Narok County. Key informants and focus group discussants both identified a wide variety of factors they believed were responsible for the crime and violence in Narok County. A rapid assessment was carried out in Narok County, Kenya in April 2019 under the crime and violence prevention training (CVPT) project of the Kenya accountable devolution program (KADP). The assessment explored the dynamics of crime and violence, risk and protective factors, and potential for their prevention. County assessments now precede training courses to contextualize the training curriculum and provide common ground for discussion and learning.
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KE-Sub-Task: Enhancing County Capacity To Mitigate Risks Of Confli -- P163601
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