Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in Africa: case for role of women in Kenya: case study of operesheni dumisha amani
This dissertation contends that civilian disarmament reduces the arms in the hands of civilians thus creating effective security. Given the increasing arms proliferation in Kenya, the government has undertaken several disarmament programs to ensure that illicit arms are curbed. Nevertheless, these programs seem to yield minimal outcome given the number of guns and rounds of ammunition being recovered thereof. This has begged the question; what affects the civilian successful recovery of arms from civilians during disarmament processes in Kenya? This study attempts to look at how inclusion of women in developing policies for disarmament as well as in implementation of disarmament programmes could contribute to effective execution of these efforts. Relying on descriptive research design, the study adapts a case study approach by focusing its evaluation on Operation Dumisha Amani I and II (2005 – 2010). It uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches to derive data from primary and secondary sources. The cluster sampling is used to select Turkana and West Pokot Sub-Counties (then districts) to test the hypotheses of the study.