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Kenya - Economic Development, Police Oversight, and Accountability : Linkages and Reform Issues

ABUSE ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACCOUNTABILITY ADVOCACY AIR AIRPORT ALLIANCE ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT ANTICORRUPTION ARREST ARRESTS ASSETS AUDITOR BRIBE BRIBERY BRIBES CAR CIVIL DISORDERS CIVIL SOCIETY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION CIVIL WAR COLLAPSE COLONIALISM COMMUNITY POLICING COMPLAINTS CONFIDENCE CONFLICT CONFLICTS CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM CONSTRAINT CORRUPT CORRUPTION CORRUPTION OFFENCES COURT ADMINISTRATION COURT SYSTEMS COURTS CRIME CRIME PREVENTION CRIMES CRIMINAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE CRIMINALS CUSTODY DEMOCRACY DEPENDENCE DETENTION DISCRETION DRUG DRUGS ECONOMIC CRIMES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELECTIONS EXTORTION FAMILIES FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOREIGN INVESTMENT FRAUD GANG GANGS GENDER VIOLENCE GOOD GOVERNANCE GOVERNANCE REFORMS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS GREEN LIGHT GUERRILLAS HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE INJURY INSURANCE INTEGRITY INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT INVESTIGATION INVESTIGATIONS JUDGES JUDICIAL PROCESS JUDICIARY JURISDICTION JURISTS JUSTICE JUVENILE JUSTICE KIDNAPPING LAW ENFORCEMENT LAWS LAWYERS LEADERSHIP LEGAL AID LEGAL FRAMEWORK LEGISLATION MEDIA MEETINGS MEMBER STATE MILITIA MINISTER MINISTERS MOBILITY MONEY LAUNDERING NATIONS NEUTRALITY NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION OFFENDERS OFFENSES PATRONAGE PEACE PILOT PROJECTS POLICE POLICE CORRUPTION POLICE OFFICER POLICE OFFICERS POLICE SERVICES POLICE TRAINING POLICING POLITICAL VIOLENCE POLITICIANS PRISONS PROCUREMENT PROCUREMENT LAW PROPERTY RIGHTS PROSECUTION PROSECUTIONS PROSECUTOR PROSECUTORS PUBLIC DEFENDERS PUBLIC OFFICERS PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS PUBLIC TRANSPORT RAIL RAIL LINK RAILROAD RAILWAYS RECONSTRUCTION REHABILITATION ROBBERY RULE OF LAW RULING PARTY SAFETY SCANDALS SECURITY FORCES SERVICE DELIVERY TAX TERRORISM THEFT THEFTS TORTURE TRAFFIC TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT TRAFFIC POLICE TRANSIT TRANSPARENCY TRANSPORT TRANSPORT CORRIDORS TRANSPORTATION UNDERGROUND VEHICLE VEHICLES VICTIMS VIOLENCE WEALTH WITNESSES
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World Bank
Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | East Africa | Kenya
2012-03-19T17:26:08Z | 2012-03-19T17:26:08Z | 2009-09-16

The objective of this study is to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on police reform in Kenya, where poor police services are eroding the state's capacity to protect people and property, thereby limiting the country's efforts in relation to economic development and poverty reduction. Five years after launching a series of programs and pilot projects to improve police performance, the government of Kenya concluded that the reform program achieved only limited success: the country is continuing to experience high levels of crime and inter-ethnic violence and other insecurity concerns. Since 2003, reforms have focused on addressing the chronic lack of public confidence in the police and the persistence of corruption at all levels of the police force. Many of the reforms have been aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and expanding institutional capacity, especially by rehabilitating premises and purchasing vehicles. Despite these efforts, the force continues to be seriously weakened by structural dysfunction and extremely limited capacity, which are at the center of the most serious governance problems facing Kenya, namely, large-scale corruption, high levels of crime, and interethnic violence. This study supplements the Kenyan experience by drawing on police reform research and experiences from Latin America and elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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