Tag Archives: Kenya

Police executive development in Africa

This article reports completion of the 5th Police Senior Command and Staff Course, a 1-year program hosted by the Rwanda National Police College, with 26 graduates representing 10 countries. According to the college’s commandant, “The ultimate goal is to prepare … Continue reading

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Kenya revises counter-terror strategy

This article describes counter-terror enhancements implemented in Kenya since the 2013 Westgate Mall attack, including better information sharing between police and intelligence services, more community engagement, and closer attention to border control and terror financing. The number of attacks and … Continue reading

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Terror incidents down in Kenya

According to this article, Kenya has seen a substantial decrease in terrorism since the Westgate Mall massacre in 2013. Officials cite improved coordination among intelligence and security forces, a stronger focus on preempting and preventing attacks, and efforts to deradicalise alienated youth. The … Continue reading

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Rights violations in Kenya

A coalition of NGOs in Kenya alleges enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, and “systemic disregard for the rule of law within the police service” in a joint letter to the U.S. Secretary of State in advance of his upcoming visit to … Continue reading

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Police abuses in Kenya

This commentary by the country coordinator of Physicians for Human Rights alleges “entrenched impunity in Kenya’s Police Service.” The column details a decade of police abuses, including over 190 police killings since the beginning of 2015, 150 of which are … Continue reading

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Women police in Africa

This article reports increased numbers of women police in Africa, thanks in part to strong UN encouragement. Rwanda has become the top contributor of women to international policing missions, and Kenya’s constitution now requires its National Police to reach 30% … Continue reading

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Harmonizing police training in East Africa

This article reports an agreement among several countries in East Africa to harmonize their police training curricula in order to facilitate joint investigations and other regional security initiatives.

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