Pro-Government Militias

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Jeshi la Mzee (Kenya)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 84
Country: Kenya
Date formed: May 3, 1997
Details of Formation: evidence links to pro-government (KANU) youth-wingers, possible financial links to govt. minister and employed to intimidate opposition supporters
Date dissolved: March 9, 2002
Details of Termination: Outlawed in 2002 along with 18 other political militia.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister; political party
Training and Equipment no
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no
Types of Material Support: unclear
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s): KANU Youth
Membership: urban; unemployed; adolescents; party activists
Location: Nairobi
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics
Purpose(s): intimidate political opposition
Other Information: purpose is to intimidate govt/party opponents