Moses Adama Osiro is a PhD student and assistant lecturer in the Department of Criminology and Social Work at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in Kenya. A social scientist with interdisciplinary inclination, Osiro holds an MA in sociology from the University of Nairobi and an MSc in criminology and criminal justice from University of Portsmouth. Research interests span security and development studies and criminal justice.
This study focuses on the 'performance' of the 'nexus' between development and security in the context of interventions designed to counter violent extremism(CVE). Its premise is that the notion of a nexus is an indeterminate signifier whose content is emergent from the dynamics of the encounter between different actors as they discursively construct both the space for and programmes on CVE. These dynamics are infused with power, enabling and constraining different actors in different ways, with attendant consequences. Understanding these processes will uncover the problematics of this nexus but within a highly securitized CVE space. There is inadequate attention given to empirically mapping of the governmentality of the encounters between security and development actors 'on the ground' in CVE work in Kenya. Using a qualitative design, the validity of the findings shall be ascertained by triangulating multiple data sources as the study unfolds.