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Police’s ability to ensure peaceful voting queried

A new report has expressed fear that police may not be prepared to guarantee a peaceful General Election in Kenya. The Amnesty International report Police Reform In Kenya: A Drop In the Ocean says that police operations and procedures that were in place five years ago during post-election violence have remained unchanged. The new structures are contained in the National Police Service Act, as well as the National Police Service Commission Act, which came into force last year, but are yet to be fully implemented. The global human rights body wants a code of conduct produced to guide officers should they be required to quell chaos so as to ensure police do not use unnecessary force.

Source Link: http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Polices-ability-to-ensure-peaceful-voting-queried/-/1056/1679396/-/n3dhqnz/-/index.html

Source: Daily Nation pg 9

Date: Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013