The Kilifi County publicized a new action plan on preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE). Its name was Kilifi County Action Plan (CAP) focused mainly on its 8 pillars to combat violent extremism which are ideology, politics, economic issues, media and internet. This action plan was developed through the Peace and Stability Program of The Office of the Governor, County Commissioner, National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC), and Kenya Community Support Center (KECOSCE) that aimed to lessen violent extremism and other related conflicts in the county.


According to County Executive Committee member for Gender, Social Services, Culture and Sports, Cyrilus Mwangom, the government initiated the mechanisms in CAP to curb terrorism and develop peace. He also hailed the stakeholders and highlighted the role of security agencies that will be the key in implementing the CAP. In addition, as stated Kilifi County Commissioner Kutswa Olaka, that action plan was holistic in nature in all aspect involving religious leaders, their followers, and community to curb religious-related/motivated act of terrorism. Moreover, according to KECOSCE organization Executive Director Phyllis Muema, the CAP was developed to effectively respond to security threats.


The joint leadership of the Governor and County Commissioner of Kilifi County will implement the CAP under the cooperation of stakeholders to promote and implement the program daily also with the help of Country Engagement Forum (CEF).