This study was concerned with the changing counter-terrorism landscape in Kenya paying particular focus to the involvement of private security actors as part of the network of actors in the state’s counter-terrorism work. Data collection and training workshops took place in five counties namely: Nairobi, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Nakuru counties. Two policy workshops were held in Nairobi and Mombasa counties.
The study concluded in 2021 observed that the private security sector occupies a critical space in the prevention of and in some instances responding to violent extremist attacks. The research shows that their contribution to the sector is important and should be recognised by state and non-state actors working in CVE issues involving them in programmatic, research and policy discussions on terrorism in the country.