Alfred Muteru Ndumo

Alfred Muteru

Research Associate

Alfred Muteru is an alumnus of the African Leadership Centre (ALC) and holds a Masters in Conflict, Security and Development from Kings College London. He has extensive experience in great lakes conflict systems having worked for the regional think tank, Institute for Security Studies and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), in assessing human rights violations linked to electoral-related violence and organised crime networks in Kenya. In the last three years, Muteru has engaged with global think tanks as well as African Institutions of higher learning, the recent ones being a junior scholarly fellowship at the International Peace Institute, New York and a visiting researcher at University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Recently Muteru was engaged in a joint ALC and Social Science Research Council (SSRC) programme―the African Peacebuilding Network Hub―focusing on peacebuilding research and evidence based policy formulation on peace and security issues in African countries. Currently Muteru is co-ordinating a multi-country research project that aims to reframe contemporary narratives of statebulding and peacebuilding in Africa.  The study will contribute towards building evidence-based knowledge anchored on theory and critical analysis of narratives on state and peace building from five countries that is Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Cote d’ Ivore and Kenya. Muteru is also part of the ALC Pan-African Radio research team, a web-based radio station that aims to help shape the agenda on issues connected with leadership, peace and security in Africa.

Research interests:

  • Statebuilding
  • Peacebuilding
  • State-security systems
  • Youth


Recent Publication:

Olonisakin, ‘Funmi and Alfred Muteru. Reframing Narratives of Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa. Working paper, No. 16. African Leadership Centre.  Feb 2014.

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