The report casts spotlight on the conduct of the police during the electioneering period and further makes recommendations for improvement in performance including to other State agencies

National Police Service was greatly boosted by embracing “coordination, cooperation and collaboration” with other agencies, in ensuring that the 2022 electioneering period was secure and peaceful.

It was one of the highlights during the official unveiling of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority’s final report on the conduct of the police during the period including before, and after the polling day.

Today, the Board led by Chairperson Anne Makori was joined by other Government and Non-state orgainstions in releasing the report dubbed IPOA Monitoring Report on Police Conduct During the 2022 General Election.

Zero fatality

Among other findings, it establishes that incidents of police misconduct were greatly reduced compared to a similar electioneering period in 2017, where police actions resulted to the deaths of 27 people and 75 others were injured.

No cases of fatalities were recorded in the latest polls.

Having been better organised, the Authority however took up for investigations, nine incidents which include shootings, beatings and an attempted rape.

Further, the report calls for improved welfare of officers during deployment including provision of adequate allowances, meals and transport.

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