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Police reform gaps pose March 4 risk

The 2007/08 post election violence which claimed 1,300 lives shows how vital it is for Kenyan police to be prepared ahead of polls this March. Amnesty International termed police reform in Kenya: “A Drop in the Ocean”. The report details how delays in implementing new laws on policing mean that many of the same police structures in place during 2007/08 post-election violence will be responsible for security for the March 4 vote. The report documents continued human rights violations by the police, despite ongoing reform, include arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment. The police have also failed to protect people from human rights abuses in the Tana Delta, where 200 people have been killed and 112,000 displaced since August 2012.

Source Link: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-104997/police-reform-gaps-pose-march-4-risk

Source: The Star Pg 9

Date: Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013