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Category : Police Reforms
Rights Commission Urges Faster Police Reforms The Standard, Pg 13
Monday, 03 Oct 2011

KNCHR has raised concerns over the delay to implement police reforms. Commissioner Hassan Omar said the delay to name those to spearhead the process of naming the new Inspector General of Police, his two deputies and CID director raises serious concerns. He said this may be a delaying tactic to i

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Panel tp Recruit Top Cops to be Known Next Month The Standard, Pg 12
Monday, 26 Sep 2011

A team to recruit the Inspector General of Police, his deputies and the Criminal Investigation Department director will be named next month. Internal Security PS Francis Kimemia said they are working on who and how they will be named. Kimemia promised an independent, professional panel to spearhe

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Regional Balance: A Prerequisite in Police Reforms Sunday Express, Pg 6
Sunday, 18 Sep 2011

Harry Makau argues that the police reforms should address the need to have regional balance in appointments. The manner in which the police handled PEV illistrated its leaning towards the goverment that did not reflect Kenyans at large. Ethnic composition must therefore be considered when filling

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Why Criminal Justice System Begs for Reforms Sunday Standard, Pg 19
Sunday, 11 Sep 2011

There is laxity and lack of mechanisms to address the entire criminal justice system. The National Police Service Commission Act and the National Police Service Act that Kibaki assented to will deprive the executive powers to use theforce as an agency of terror and civilian repression. The prefer

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Why the Inspector General of Police must be a Civilian The Star, Pg 23
Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011

Miguna Miguna asserts that many of the worst crimes in Kenya have been committed by the police. They were involved in the Wagalla massacre, the 1992 and 1997 ethnic clashes, the 2007/8 PEV among other extra-judicial killings. The police are supposed to protect us from harm but they perpetrate the

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Gender Balance Haunts Police Reforms The Standard, Pg 23
Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011

A provision in the National Police Service Act requiring that one of the top three police commanders be a woman is a concern for the government. They are the Inspector General, the Administration Police and Regular Police, Deputy Inspector Generals. A panel to recruit the three alongside the Dire

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Police Barred from Using Excessive Force Daily Nation, Pg 6
Monday, 12 Sep 2011

The enactment of the National Police Service Act will see police officers barred from using force when arresting suspects or will have to justify it in writing. This proposal is among a  code of conduct for police officers that is set to be launched as a guide for regular and administration

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Police Vetting Exercise Set to Kick Off Afresh The People, Pg 21
Saturday, 10 Sep 2011

Police vetting that wash suspended in July is set to kick off afresh after parliament passed the National Police Service Commission Bill. The Bill provides for a nine-member team who would be responsible for recruitment, remuneration and promotion of police officers. The commission will also be r

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