This campaign uses “A Market Reduction Approach In Fighting Stolen-Goods Market and Promoting Good Citizenship In Kenya.”. The society is so hypocritical since it condemns and imprisons the thief, including large numbers of young/juvenile offenders, while it is the other adult citizens who regularly encourage and profit from the crimes while they themselves remain free and easy in the community.

Because of a major flaw in the system of local and international trade, consumers buy stolen goods every day. In order to disrupt offending and hence prevent crimes, it is critical to consider the mechanisms through which they occur. The removal of opportunities through the implementation of changes in the physical environment can be a successful way of reducing crime levels.

Project Rationale and Justification

Many Kenyans are not aware that the offence of handling stolen goods carries a maximum penalty of 15 years, which is as high as that available for domestic burglary the intention of the legislation

(Chapter XXXI of The Penal Code, CAP 63) being to punish and deter those creating a demand for stolen goods and therefore motivating thieves to steal. And yet this intention has been strangely neglected by all but the handful of social commentators, police officers, lawyers and criminologists who have raised the issue of stolen goods from time to time.
Most burglars and other prolific thieves steal to raise money, and to do so they need to sell whatever they steal. To obtain money by stealing things, the prolific and relatively “successful” thief must routinely complete two objectives without getting caught. The first objective is to steal valuable items. The second objective is to sell or trade the stolen goods. Ultimately, the prolific thief’s main aim is to acquire something else—often drugs or alcohol—with the money gained from selling the stolen goods.
One thing is certain, and that is that most stolen goods are sold – as opposed to disappearing into the homes of a hidden army of property fetishists and kleptomaniacs. The hard reality is that most goods stolen from houses and cars, or from businesses such as shops, are sold within half an hour of the theft. They are then openly enjoyed in other houses, cars or else on the streets.





YUSUD members in a Business Skills And Enterprise Development Training organized by UNDP, MOYA and MOT in Kisumu......

Find time to volunteer for social work. There is no better time spent than that which has been used to plant a smile in someones' face. YUSUD will link you with several youth organisations, CBOs and social establishments where you can help......

Mr. Samba Nixon the Chairman and CEO of YUSUD. He has a rich background of working with the less fortunate members of the society and has dedicated his time and energy to assist the young people to exploit their potentials and invest their energy in positive thinking.......