Challenges of Combating Armed Robbery in Kilimanjaro Region and Nairobi County

Ngurukizi, Herman (2016) Challenges of Combating Armed Robbery in Kilimanjaro Region and Nairobi County. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study examines challenges of combating armed robbery in Kilimanjaro region Tanzania and Nairobi County in Kenya as case studies. Combating armed robbery crimes is a very crucial aspect in the development of any state. The police force and police services bear this responsibility in both Tanzania and Kenya. Despite efforts by East Africa Countries to establish Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO), Kenya and Tanzania being Member of INTERPOL, the establishment of ant robbery and intelligence units within the police force and police services and amending laws in order to aggravate armed robbery sentences still the rate of armed robbery continues to increase every year. Data collected for this research was based on the research questions stated in this report: to what extent do societies in Kilimanjaro region and Nairobi County contribute to the increase of armed robbery; what challenges do police officers face in the execution of their duties and what should be done to improve combating armed robbery in Kilimanjaro and Nairobi County. Research methodology included the following research design, population target, area of the study and sampling protocol. Theories that are relevant to this study are conflict theory and liberal theory. In this study the major findings are challenges of combating armed robbery basing on economic challenges, sociological challenges and political challenges. Economic challenges include budgetary problem, poor physical resources and poor technology. Social challenges include corruption, mistrust, and idleness of families. Political challenges include cross border management, difference police structure, terrorist groups and private firearms.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1834

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