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Political Elites and Gangs in Kenya
Episode 148th December 2020 • Africa and the Global Illicit Economy • Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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Recent research from the GI in “The Politics of Crime: Kenya’s Gang Phenomenon” uncovers the collusion between political elites and gangs in Kenya. This week’s episode places findings from this research in the context of unequal access to resources, extrajudicial killings, rapidly urbanizing spaces, and Kenya’s 2022 election.

Presenter: Lindy Mtongana

Speakers:

Simone Haysom, Senior Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Ken Opala, Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Wangui Kimari, Urban Anthropologist and the Participatory Action Research Co-ordinator for Mathare Social Justice Center. 

Producer: Alexandria Sahai-Williams

Reading

The Politics of Crime: Kenya's gang phenomenon

Mobile Money - Inside Kenya's Matatu Gangs (Full Documentary) 

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

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