Dominic Kiprop Swai, Prof. Patrick Ngugi Karanja


The general objective of the study is to assess the relationship between leadership and governance practices and reduction of terrorist activities in Kenya. Specifically, the study sought to determine the effect of information coordination on the reduction of terrorist activities in Kenya, to investigate the effect of resource allocation on the reduction of terrorist activities in Kenya. This study used a descriptive research design. The target population of this study was 415 respondents working with major security and non-security agencies involved in the design and execution of the multiagency approach specifically with regard to the fight against terrorism. The sample size was 204 respondents selected from different security and non-security agencies and institutions. The study used questionnaires to collect primary data. Data analysis was done through use of descriptive and inferential statistics. The study results were presented through use of tables and figures. The study concludes that information coordination has a positive and significant influence on reduction of terrorist activities in Kenya. In addition, the study concludes that resource allocation has a positive and significant influence on reduction of terrorist activities in Kenya. From the findings, this study recommends that Kenya through the ministry of defence should institutionalize mechanisms for inter-agency collaboration and information sharing among relevant stakeholders.

Key Words; Leadership and Governance Practices, Information Coordination, Resource Allocation, Reduction of Terrorist Activities 

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