Kenya is currently suffering from multiple security crises tied to overlapping political tensions at home and abroad. Over the past couple of months individual incidences of violence against civilians have become more lethal, leading to a dramatic rise in civilian fatalities. ACLED researchers have compiled a selection of resources to facilitate analysis of the levels and types of violence occurring within Kenya over time, and the activity profiles of particular groups, including Al Shabaab and aligned militants.


ACLED Kenya Monadic File (January 1997 to 2 August 2014)

A monadic file analysing the activity of discrete conflict actors in Kenya since 1997. For a discussion on the difference between monadic and dyadic files, please see user guide below.


ACLED Kenya Dyadic File (January 1997 to 2 August 2014)

A dyadic file analysing the activity of discrete conflict actors in Kenya since 1997. For a discussion on the difference between monadic and dyadic files, please see user guide below.


ACLED Guide and FAQs for Media Users

A document which provides an overview of the ACLED project, the structure and content of the data, and addresses frequently asked questions.


Working Paper on Violent Islamist Groups (January 2013) 

A paper examining Islamic militancy across Africa, including growing Islamic-led violence in Kenya.


ACLED Country Report of Kenya (December 2013)

A country report examining Kenyan conflict dynamics in detail, including inter-communal violence, Islamist violence and electoral violence in historical perspective.


Previous Conflict Trends Reports

The following reports have been published in the past two years and provide an analysis of the shifting conflict dynamics within Kenya.

July 2014


June 2014


March 2014


February 2014


December 2013


October 2013


July 2013


April 2013


March 2013


February 2013


January 2013


December 2012


October 2012


September 2012


April 2012

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ACLED Resources on Kenya
Caitriona Dowd
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