Tag Archives: Kenya

Police leaders replaced in Kenya

This article reports appointment of new police leaders in Kenya. It notes “The changes in the National Police Service top brass come at a time when the Force is on the spot over human rights violations, failing to enforce traffic … Continue reading

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The bullet-ducking village

This video reports a risky situation for the village of Nyaribo, Kenya. Located down range of the police college in Kiganjo, village residents take cover whenever the recruits are engaged in firearms training. Then they collect stray bullets and look … Continue reading

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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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