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    Kenya

    Capital

    Nairobi

    Population

    51,393,010

    Area

    569,140 km²

    Coastline Length

    536 km

    Landborder Length

    3,457 km

    GDP total

    $87,908.26 million

    GDP per capita

    $1,710.51

    GINI Index

    40.8

    6.14

    Criminality Score

    11th of 54 African countries

    4th of 9 East Africa countries

    Criminal Actors

    6.63

    Mafia-Style Groups

    6.00

    Criminal Networks

    7.00

    State-Embedded Actors

    7.50

    Foreign Actors

    6.00

    Criminal market

    5.65

    Human Trafficking

    6.00

    Human Smuggling

    6.00

    Arms Trafficking

    7.00

    Flora Crimes

    4.00

    Fauna Crimes

    6.50

    Non-renewable-resource crimes

    6.00

    Heroin Trade

    7.00

    Cocaine Trade

    4.00

    Cannabis Trade

    6.00

    Synthetic Drugs Trade

    4.00

    5.04

    Resilience Score

    13th of 54 African countries

    2nd of 9 East Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    5.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    4.00

    International Cooperation

    6.50

    National Policies and Laws

    7.00

    Judicial System and Detention

    5.00

    Law Enforcement

    6.00

    Territorial Integrity

    5.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    5.50

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    5.50

    Victim and Witness Support

    2.00

    Prevention

    1.50

    Non-State Actors

    7.00

    5.04 6.63 5.65 5.04 6.63 5.65

    5.04

    Resilience Score

    13th of 54 African countries

    2nd of 9 East Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    5.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    4.00

    International Cooperation

    6.50

    National Policies and Laws

    7.00

    Judicial System and Detention

    5.00

    Law Enforcement

    6.00

    Territorial Integrity

    5.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    5.50

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    5.50

    Victim and Witness Support

    2.00

    Prevention

    1.50

    Non-State Actors

    7.00

    Kenya ranks 11th in the Index, with a wide range of significantly influential criminal markets and actors scoring moderately between 4 and 7.5.

    Experts describe a system where established criminal networks and mafia-style groups collaborate with corrupt state-embedded actors to profit from various criminal markets, such as the illicit narcotics trade, human smuggling and arms trafficking. Kenya scores relatively well overall in terms of resilience, ranking 13th in Africa, as efforts have been made to combat organised crime, notably in terms of legislation and increases in judicial capacity, leading to high scores. Nevertheless, the reported involvement of state officials in organised crime, coupled with systemic corruption, has undermined these efforts and contributes to Kenya scoring poorly in many resilience categories.

    Analyses

    New solutions needed for cattle rustling in East Africa

    Stock theft has become a transnational threat, and responses must take into account new dynamics and drivers.

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    The criminal markets score is represented by the pyramid base size and the criminal actors score is represented by the pyramid height, on a scale ranging from 1 to 10. The resilience score is represented by the panel height, which can be identified by the side of the panel.