Democracy and governance summaries
Category : Police Reforms
Police and their Flipside Saturday Standard, page 12, 13
Saturday, 21 May 2011

The attempts by the police to make a good name for themselves is slowly bearing fruits, in the recent past they Administration police have been engaged activities like going to schools to give talks, raise awareness on blood donation, distribute food, offering service

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Police Admit Poor Pay has Triggered Emotional Stress The People, Pg 40
Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere has appealed to Treasury to release funds meant for improving their welfare amid rising cases of suicide and murder among officers. He regretted that despite constant pleas for money to enhance equipment and living conditions, treasury had taken long to respond.<

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Success of New Polls Team Lies in our Sincerity, Change of Attitude Sunday Standard, Pg 13
Sunday, 08 May 2011

Kilemi Mwiria says the debate on the IEBC Bill will see the new body ensuring no repeat of the 2007 menace. The biggest problem is dishonesty from politicians who shamelessly condone rigging for themselves and their preferred presidential candidates. These actions compromise on the integrity of t

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Observers Hail Hiring Process The Standard, Pg 4
Thursday, 28 Apr 2011

The one day recruitment process to the police service received mixed reactions with many observers terming it fair. However, CIC chair Charles Nyachae complained of gender bias in West Pokot and said the constitution should be followed to the latter.

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Dark Clouds Gather over Police Reforms The People, Pg 1 & 4
Monday, 25 Apr 2011

There is controversy over whether to have CID as under the Inspector General of Police of have it independent but work closely with the police boss. Civil society groups want the independence to improve on competence, reduce level of corruption and ineffiency. This will in turn lead to speedy con

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New Police Chief to Enjoy Security of Tenure Sunday Nation, Pg 24
Sunday, 24 Apr 2011

The next commissioner of police will be cushined from controversial exits and political manipulations. The commissioners have been sacked in embarassing ways by the president but this will not be the case under the new constitution.

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Maybe Some in Power are Really Not Interested in Reforming the Police Force Saturday Nation, Pg 13
Saturday, 23 Apr 2011

Maina Kiai opines that the handling of the Ruto case in which he was acquitted highlights how the police force is yet to be serious about reforms. The handling of evidence and investigations were appauling leading to his acquittal without a case to answer. The reforms need someone who is yet to b

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Calls to Expedite Five Bills Crucial to Police Reforms The People, Pg 6
Monday, 18 Apr 2011

Some stakeholders want five Bills crucial to police reforms given priority amid disagreements over their relevance. While Usalama Reforms Forum wants an expedited process, the Kenya National Private Security Workers Union has said it was never consulted and wants to have input in the Bills before

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