The Government has launched a new counter-terrorism strategy as it seeks to address security challenges facing parts of the country including violent extremism.
The new approach aims at strengthening information sharing at the grassroots in regions that have been identified as hotspots for possible radicalization by members of the alshabaab militant group.
The counter-terrorism unit of the Kenya defense forces in partnership with the National counter-terrorism center is currently training a group of law enforcement officers drawn from Kilifi County on violent extremism having already conducted similar exercises in Kwale and Mombasa counties.
Colonel Harun Rashid who is the lead trainer from the counter-terrorism unit says Kenyan security agents have learnt critical lessons since the war against Al shabaab militants kicked off over 10 years ago.
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