Exclusion of the Youth and Their Vulnerability to Terrorism in Kiambu County, Kenya
Ikonya, John Ndung’u
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Youth exclusion according to the worldwide viewpoint is a type of social avoidance wherein youth are in a tough spot in joining foundations and associations in their social orders. Terrorism is one of the greatest worldwide difficulties of the 21st hundred years to be overwhelmed by created Western democracies, arising countries and non-industrial nations the same. The survey aimed to analyze the effects of exclusion and youth vulnerability to terrorism in Kiambu Sub County, Kenya. The study objectives were; Establish the employment status of youth in Kiambu; examine factors that lead to youth exclusion and vulnerability to terrorism in Kiambu Sub County, Kenya, to determine challenges which the Government and other stake holders are facing owing to exclusion of the youth in Kiambu Sub County, Kenya and to identify strategies for mitigation of the youth exclusion and counter-terrorism efforts in Kenya, determine the ways in which the youth in Kiambu Sub County get excluded and recruited to terrorist groups, analyze the effect of exclusion and youth vulnerability to terrorism, explore strategies for preventing and countering exclusion and find out the challenges facing counter exclusion and counter-terrorism efforts in Kiambu Sub County, Kenya. The study was guided by theory of general strain theory of terrorism. The research employed descriptive research design. The review designated individuals that have been radicalized and have either noticed the public authority reprieve. The review utilized both purposive and compounding testing strategies to choose the respondents. The two surveys and interview plans were utilized to gather information. Quantitative and subjective information were gathered. Quantitative information was investigated, engaging measurements like means, rate and standard deviation with help of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 26. They were introduced in tables, diagrams and pie outlines. Subjective information then again was broken down as indicated by topics and examples shaped. They were introduced in story and word for word citation structure. The findings of the study established that exclusion of the youths is primarily related to unemployment, behavioral, and psychological characteristics, poor family structure (lack of strong moral guidance), negative peer influence and drug abuse. In addition, the discoveries additionally uncovered that difficulties confronting legislatures and partners in diminishing youth avoidance incorporate the developing populace of jobless yet taught youth; absence of capital or pay creating exercises; areas of strength for an of destitution from guardians to youngsters; unfortunate support in gatherings or associations; and the media's view of provincial issues, lacking detailing; and unseemly mindfulness intercessions for young people. The study recommends that the legal framework for youth empowerment programmes should be put in place to enhance the effectiveness of such programmes. The study also recommends that local leaders, members of parliament in particular should be lobbied to increase the allocation of funds to youth empowerment programmes.