Securing the Delta: An Analysis of Rumour Propagation in Tana Delta

December 1, 2015 |

Numerous explanations have been proposed for the spread of misinformation in the world. The most common of these rumours are inaccurate or incomplete information or for vested interest. Kenya’s Tana Delta is a region rife with rumours and in the past two years Una Hakika has been mapping and countering misinformation that contributes to violence…

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The Una Hakika Forum

April 28, 2015 |

  The Una Hakika forum was held on 14th April at iHub in Nairobi. The forum’s intent was to inform stakeholders of  Una Hakika’s one year journey from its  birth and implementation to challenges faced and future plans. One year down the road we have covered 16 villages, have a total of 193 ambassadors and…

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Local Responses to Una Hakika

December 2, 2014 |

Getting Direct Feedback Over the past two weeks a Sentinel Project team has been in Kenya’s Tana Delta conducting focus groups in the various villages in which our Una Hakika initiative has been implemented. The free information service seeks to counteract malicious misinformation which has been the trigger for recent outbreaks of violence in the…

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Kenya Situation of Concern Update: September 2014

October 8, 2014 |

Kenya has been relatively peaceful in the month of September in comparison to previous months. Security has been enhanced in most counties and fewer incidents of violence have been noted. However, this does not give Kenya a clean slate in terms of security. The reason for fewer incidents of violence can either be attributed to…

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Kenya Situation of Concern Update: August 2014

September 11, 2014 |

Unrest has been experienced in northern Kenya due to multiple incidents of inter-ethnic clashes and terror attacks. This has not received public attention in comparison to recent attacks in Lamu and residents of those areas feel sidelined by the government. The ongoing inter-clan war, which began in May 2014, is currently at its worst. The…

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Insights From the Field: Part II

July 24, 2014 |

By John Green and Christine Mutisya During our second field visit to the Tana Delta our team’s focus was sensitizing the community to the objectives of Una Hakika through the training of volunteer community ambassadors.  Community ambassadors serve as representatives of Una Hakika in their respective communities. Una Hakika Ambassadors are individuals who are passionate…

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The Case for Una Hakika

March 24, 2014 |

Will Una Hakika be a viable tool in combating violence in in Tana Delta? The best way to answer this question is to analyze the impact of technology in Kenya in the security or peace sector. The use of technology in Kenya has been used to both perpetrate and prevent crime because Kenya is a…

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