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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Humanitarian Drones: Perceptions vs. Reality in Kenya’s Tana Delta

November 18, 2014 |

Writings on the subject of practical unmanned aerial system (UAS) applications in the humanitarian field have exploded in recent years, but actual, real-world applications have lagged far behind in large part because of unanswered questions about their use. What the field of humanitarian aerospace needs is an abundance of field active deployments or pilot projects…

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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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A Witness to the Violence

September 23, 2014 |

“On August 22nd 2012, the Pokomos came to Reketa village and they killed 56 people. That morning I was in Dide Waride, and we tried to go and save our people in Rekata. When we came to Reketa we had seen 56 people dead. All of them speared, and some of them were cut into…

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John Green: Rumour Hunter

September 16, 2014 |

Can you tell us about your typical day as a coordinator for the Una Hakika project? Its my custom to begin my day by thanking God, knowing well that each day is another opportunity given to take my life a notch closer to my goals. I’m encouraged each day knowing that as a part of…

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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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Community Ambassador Trainings: A Photo Essay

August 19, 2014 |

During a baseline survey conducted by The Sentinel Project to determine the access to and use of technology in the Tana Delta area, respondents were asked if they were interested in joining future violence prevention efforts through Una Hakika.  In May-June 2014 The Sentinel Project traveled to 16 villages throughout the Tana Delta to train…

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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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A Voice of the Community

June 10, 2014 |

In this interview Una Hakika community ambassador Kode Komora discusses his involvement with the project and his hopes for his community: How did you first hear about Una Hakika? I first heard about Una Hakika when I met John Green.  Our youth group (Delta VCEZ Youth Group) were doing activities in terms of peace, and…

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Kenya Situation of Concern – May 2014 Update

June 5, 2014 |

This month Nairobi, Mombasa and Garissa have been identified as areas where terror attacks are imminent while the Northern region, which covers Wajir, Mandera and Garissa and the Tana Delta region, was singled out as an area where incidences are primarily ethnic or inter clan related.  Increased terror attacks across the country have led foreign…

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