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dc.contributor.advisorDuncan O. Ochiengen_US
dc.contributor.authorSimiyu, John K.
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-07T09:18:10Z
dc.date.available2023-08-07T09:18:10Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26578
dc.descriptionA Research Project Submitted to the School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Master of Arts in Leadership and Security Management Degree of Kenyatta Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe value of multiagency operations in response to insecurity threats has been widely debated among different stakeholders. However, this debate is limited in the sense that it ignores the complex nature of multiagency operations. These barriers hinder information sharing across agencies and the heterogeneity of the terrorism phenomenon. This withstanding, many countries, including Kenya, have employed a multiagency approach in addressing national security issues, but there is inadequate empirical evidence on the effectiveness in mitigating insecurity issues. This study sought to determine the efficacy of multiagency operations in mitigating insecurity in Kenya. The study was informed by activity theory and collaborative advantage theory. An ex post facto survey research design method was employed in this study. The study was conducted in Lamu County, focusing on the security officers in the County. The targeted population was 833 security officers in Lamu County. Stratified random sampling was used to find a sample of 270 security officers. The response rate was 75 per cent including 203 participants from the 270 administered. Data collection instruments include interview schedule and a structured questionnaire. Descriptive statics, which encompasses the use of frequencies and percentages, was used to display the basic features of the quantitative data collected. Thematic analysis was employed in handling qualitative data by generation of themes through grouping employing open coding. Presentation of results was done by the use of pie charts, bar graphs, tables and narratives. The study found that trust among agencies impacted positively on the efficacy of multiagency operation by promoting joint planning, joint operations, joint briefing and debriefs. However, lack of trust hampered sharing of information amongst the agencies thus the need for information security sensitization and joint training. The study found that good leadership and coordination was required in enhancing the efficacy of multiagency operation. The study singled out the need of developing a policy on the ranking structure of KDF and NPS to enhance command and control of multiagency operations. The study also found that role clarity is important in enhancing the efficacy of multiagency operation as it prevents inter-agency conflicts and duplication of duties. However, there was need to address cases of inter-agency competition conflicts, agency inferiority and superiority complex. In general, Lamu County has become safer and stable due to the ongoing multiagency operation. There is reduction in crime rate, reduction in both IED and PSV attacks. There is remarkable improvement in both the tourism and education sectors. The study concludes that the multiagency operation has mitigated insecurity in the county and contributed to the return of normalcy. It is anticipated that the outcomes of this study will to enlighten policymakers in the security sector in planning multiagency operations and scholars interested in the efficacy of multiagency operations in Kenya.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipkenyatta universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMultiagencyen_US
dc.subjectInsecurityen_US
dc.subjectLamu Countyen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subject“2014-2022”en_US
dc.titleEfficacy of Multiagency Operations in Mitigating Insecurity in Lamu County Kenya “2014-2022”en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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