Termites at Work: Transnational Organized Crime and State Erosion in Kenya

By International Peace Institute
Updated: 04/10/2012

IvoryBy Peter Gastrow. International Peace Institute, September 2011.

For many African states, powerful transnational criminal networks constitute a direct threat to the state itself, not only through open confrontation but also by penetrating state institutions through corruption and subverting them from within. With a sharp rise in narcotics and illicit trafficking, countries risk becoming criminalized or captured states. Advanced investigative law enforcement units are needed to stem transnational crime and oversight of government agencies and regulations should be made more rigorous.
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