Magazine: Jamii Thabiti

Jamii Thabiti Programme is about improving community security and safety. It intends to reduce levels of criminal violence, inter-communal violence and violence against women and girls by working with authorities, service providers and civil society organisations at national and county levels. The Programme will build on the achievements of improved legislation, police accountability as well as new conflict and security architecture at the county level. It will provide a more people-centred, longterm approach to peacebuilding, police reform and community security. With a focus on data collection and the use of statistics,Jamii Thabiti Programme will measure the impact of this programming and will disseminate the lessons learned.


Jamii Thabiti Programme is being supported by the United Kingdom through the Deaprtment for International DEvelopment (DFID). It is being implemented by Coffey International in partnership
with 40 organisations working closely with the Government of Kenya including both national and county level institutions.


Jamii Thabiti Programme will lead to a measureable improvement in the ability of national and county level institutions to tackle violence against women and girls, crime and inter-communal conflict, resulting in improved safety and security institutions at the national level and in eight counties of Kisumu, Bungoma, Kilifi, Kwale, Nakuru, Baringo, Wajir and Mandera. The anticipated programme results include quicker response to conflict and insecurity; improved policing; reduced gender based violence and better crime statistics.

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 13

- Training through Jamii Thabiti empowers members of Community
- Policing Committee Killings in Mt Elgon send Jamii Thabiti partners back to the drawing board
- Criminal gang re-emerges in Mt Elgon leaving death on their trail
- Dialogue forums between boda boda riders and police address violence
- Community in Mtwapa commit to work with police
- Negotiated democracy noted as an expression of structural violence
- How conflict mapping has helped bring peace to Mandera Triangle

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 12

- Teachers noted as first point of reference in violence against girls
- Girls tipped on how to preserve evidence in case of sexual violation
- Confidentiality: Rule of the game in addressing VAWG
- Beyond call of duty, chief reaches out to schools
- Financial independence: Road to freedom from violence
- Collaborative community initiative helps address VAWG
- How collaboration helped stall criminal violence in Nakuru
- Passion for justice makes Agnes Kathae stand out
- Work cut out for Nyando Subcommittee on VAWG as victims held in remand home
- Being first port of call for violation cases, Brenda Onyango has a full tray every day

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 11

- Collaboration remains key to sustainable community security
- Police unable to ensure justice for persons living with hearing disabilities
- Code of silence leaves police in Mt Elgon hanging over a cliff
- Defective charge sheets make it harder for police to successfully complete cases
- Police challenged to acquaint themselves with new laws
- DNA evidence: Biggest challenge in police investigations
- Creating awareness and sensitisation on VAWG makes Wanyonyi stand out
- Kilifi County forms network to address issues of violence
- Handling violence cases requires resilience - Beth Kamau

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 10

- Council of Clerics leads team of elders in resolving border conflict
- Alternative dispute resolution: Solution to peaceful coexistence
- Council of elders challenged to protect women and girls
- How Zeinab Ali carved her niche mediating conflict in Mandera and Wajir
- Kilifi County to establish one stop centre for child violation cases
- Law at a crossroads in child to child sexual violence
- Women peace builders countering violent extremism
- Breaking the silence on violence key for partners
- Red flag raised over reorganising of militia groups in Mt Elgon

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 9

- 80 girls trained on their rights and forms of violence
- Harmful practices remain a challenge to safety and security in Kinango
- Going back to school remains only saving grace for teen mothers
- Pictorial
- Boda boda operators on a path to making a difference in Bungoma
- Bungoma SMS directory provides a lifeline for violated women and girls
- Political will crucial to addressing violence
- Philip Dzombo facilitates relief to VAWG survivors

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 8

- Jamii Thabiti notes challenges to peace building in evaluation
- Superficial peace marks the face of Mt. Elgon in Bungoma
- Elders in Mt Elgon led peace campaigns ahead of polls
- Police engage locals in peace campaigns in Nakuru
- Religious leaders’ peace building initiatives see violence free polls
- Policing committees challenged to counter violent extremism
- Safeguarding rights of women and girls during elections remained a critical factor
- Jamii Thabiti partner commits candidates to uphold peace
- Officer calls for cultural analysis of beliefs to help deal with violence

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 7

- Saving the girl child remains Chief Wanyonyi’s priority
- Kisumu’s pupils adopt police officers for improved reporting of cases
- Sensitizing girls in and out of school to mitigate violence in Kilifi County
- Charity Mapenzi vows no perpetrator who defile a school girl will go scot free
- Safe Spaces that are a cradle of hope to Kilifi schools
- Illiteracy and poverty form breeding ground for violence
- Amina Mohammed: Visiting schools remains top on my agenda
- Crisis for girls in Kaptembwa with rapists on the prowl
- Community initiative seeks to protect girls from violence

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 6

- Local Capacities using peace building to protect women and girls
- Grooming male champions to address VAWG in Kisumu County
- Boda boda operators urge police to embrace them as witnesses to crime
- Kisumu County to establish rescue centres Trauma counselling: Road to healing for rape survivors
- Jamii Thabiti team rescues widow facing eviction
- Everlyne Okello: Trainings have helped police in responding to VAWG
- Virginia Waithera: A formidable force at Maseno Gender Desk
- Despite improved reportage, container Gender Desk makes work unbearable

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 5

- Levies charged on P3 forms a setback to progress made in reporting violence
- Naivasha community decries rising cases of sexual harassment in matatus
- Culture standing in the way of addressing VAWG
- Bungoma community policing committee making greater inroads
- Commissioner Wilkister Verah Entrenching community security and safety through policing
- Mtwapa Community Policing Committee sits between a rock and hard place
- Challenges place barriers to effective community policing
- Terror gangs impede efforts to address abuse of women and girls
- Sub-committee on VAWG commit to working with police

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 4

- High number of defilement cases worry Court Users Committee
- Elders need new skills on handling conflict
- Kwale community at a crossroads over reporting violations
- Dealing with child sexual offenders remains a big challenge
- Violent extremism eroding conflict management
- Judges want loopholes in law sealed
- Building a movement to deter violence against women and girls
- Counties develop legislations to address VAWG
- Manual testing kits can aid in management of evidence
- Dark side of the boda boda ‘school bus

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 3

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Traditional strategy could be incorporated into statutory laws
County policing authorities set to improve police accountability
Northern Kenya embraces dialogue to address security concerns
Police officer on a mission to end violence against women and girls
It is thumbs up for Keeping the Promise campaign in Nakuru County
Boda boda operators named perpetrators
Community committees making positive interventions in Bungoma
Kwale County government intervenes to reduce violence
Kilifi County remains dangerous for the girlchild
National Assembly dims hope for sexual offences reforms

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 2

- Disturbing trends of community conflict prompts action
Arms business fuelling inter-communal conflict
Snowballing effect of inter-communal violence leaves families destabilised
Report paints worrying trend of criminal violence
Lack of political will derails responses to violence in Kisumu County
Journalists can influence change of perception towards violence
Jamii Thabiti to establish situation rooms for early warning in election
Culture to blame for increased violations
Dilemma of interpreters as justice eludes deaf women
‘Speak Out Boxes’ help girls open up on violations
Startling statistics on defilement
Persistence ensures justice for defiled girl

Jamii Thabiti | Issue 1

Race to accountability in GBV kicks off with ‘Keeping the Promise’ campaign
Three million people targeted in improving community securityinitiative
Violence against women and girls cuts across all counties
40 organisations set to change face of community safety and security in Kenya
National Police Service gives a nod to Jamii Thabiti
Partners engage police officers in Kisumu County
Ball set rolling with training of police in Bungoma
Body of proof: Evidence remain crucial in sexual violence cases

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