Democracy and governance summaries
Category : Police Reforms
At Ease with a Foreign Police Boss Sunday Nation, Pg 11
Sunday, 17 Apr 2011

Police would rather have a foreign officer as Inspector General than a Kenyan civilian with no policing experience heading the service. Senior officers made the submission during a closed door meeting convened by the Police Reforms Implementation Committee. The police are keen to have the recomme

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Police to Emerge Out of ‘Dark Ages’ under Raft of Tough New Laws The People, Pg 1 & 4
Thursday, 14 Apr 2011

Kenya’s tainted Police Force is set for a total transformation if three Bills that seek to end the culture of impunity, torture and instill professionalism are enacted by parliament. The National Police Service Commission Bill 2010, National Police Service Bill 2010 and the Independent Poli

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CIC, State Clash over Police Recruitment, County Offices The People, Pg 17
Saturday, 09 Apr 2011

A row is brewing between the Constitution Implementation Commission (CIC) and the government over police recruitment and County headquaters. CIC has informed the government that using height as prerequisite of admission to Kenya Police College is unconstitutional. The government has however remai

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Police Outline New Curriculum, Qualifications for Recruits The Standard, Pg 4
Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011

Police have released their new curriculum and qualifications. Recruits will have to ensure longer and more intensive training sessions and the first group due to join in May will undergo 15 months of training for constabales while cadets will have 21 months. A compulsory three months internship h

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Civil society roots for two bills to end police killings The People, Pg 7
Saturday, 02 Apr 2011

A human rights lobby has called for urgent introduction of the Police Bill and Police Oversight Bill in parliament to end extra-judicial killings. These actions of the police are happening despite the existence of a constitution with greater safeguards on human rights.

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Group Urges House to Support Coroners Bill The People, Pg 40
Thursday, 07 Apr 2011

A lobby group has urged parliament to support the enactment of the National Coroners Service Bill 2010 to boost police investigations. The Usalama reform forum that was instrumental in drafting the National Police Service, Independent Policing Oversight Authority, Police Service Commission and Pr

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Police House Units Complete after 24 Years Sunday Standard, Pg 31
Sunday, 20 Mar 2011

Some 54 police houses that were started in 1987 have now been completed. The house units near Wilson Airport have stalled over the years due to various reason. Decent houses for the police is one of the conditions that the Ransley report stated are crucial for police reforms. Other housing units

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Police Undergo Training to Spped Up Ongoing Reforms The People, Pg 7
Thursday, 12 May 2011

AP Commandant Kinuthia Mbugua has said police will continue to undergo advanced training in order to speed up ongoing reforms. He said the police have lined up several trainings to empower them to be more effective and efficient in their work.

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