The National Counter-Terrorism Centre has said Western Kenya has been identified as a region in need of sensitization against radicalization and violent extremism.
NCTC director Njenga Miiri said there is a need for keen vigilance to root out recruitment to terror groups.
Speaking during a workshop that was held at Mbale in Vihiga County he said there was also a need for activation of Kenyans into the fight against terrorism by rallying them into countering extremism.
He noted that in order to fight this vice all Kenyans must be brought on board through vigorous sensitisation.
Miiri said there are young people from the region that have been radicalized and involved in terrorism activities in the country.
Parents and the whole community were advised to be keen with their children, to monitor change in their behaviours to curb radicalization.
Miiri said that NCTC was working closely with Counties to create plans on countering violent extremism.