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Elsewhere, Other Jurisdictions – August – October 2022

October 21, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

South African Broadcasting Corporation, reports on disbanded police unit.

October 19, 2022

Santabarbara, US

Santabarbara Independent reports on the reckoning over police accountability sparked by the murder of George Floyd in 2020 and now, there would be “meaningful civilian oversight.”

Nairobi, Kenya

Ghetto Radio, reports the case of Jonathan Lelenguya , who was mauled to death by dogs owned by a factory on Mombasa Road, Nairobi. However, there are allegations of police frustrating investigation into the death and a human rights groups seeks the intervention of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority.


The Citizen of Tanzania, citing Agence France-Presse (AFP), reports on disbandment of alleged killer police squad in Kenya.

October 17, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

President William Ruto orders police reforms, Capital News reports

New DCI boss, Mohammed Amin takes office, reports

October 14, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

National Police Service Commission finalises recruitment of Director of Criminal Investigations, to send proposed candidates to the President, reports Capital News

Human rights organisations pile pressure on investigative agencies to conclude extra-judicial cases with thirty-six months, reports The Star

Here are the areas with highest crime rates in Kenya, as reported by Tuko News

Ohio, USA

Across the World, now at Akron in USA, the clamour for stronger civillian oversight of police is growing. Reported by

October 11, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

IPOA investigates rape case in Kitui, reports The Star, NPSC embarks on DCI recruitment, Reports NTV.

Los Angeles, Carlifornia

Long Beach voters will soon decide whether to restructure the city’s police oversight commission, reports Press Telegram

September 15, 2022

Nairobi Kenya

President William Ruto lauded for efforts to have Inspector General of the National Police Service as the bonafide accounting officer, reports NTV

September 9, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

September 8, 2022

IPOA receives a boost in its efforts to reach far flung areas of the country, reports The Informer


Reports of police brutality targeted at Nigerians living in Kenya, clink for details into the allegations.

August 25, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Missing voices calls for a new law to check enforced disapperances, and claims 75 people have allegedly been killed by the police or disappeared this year, as reported by the Star

St. Louis, United States

A new Bill was signed into law in August, creating a Division of Civilian Oversight, an independent agency to investigate allegations of police misconduct and use of force incidents in St. Louis. But it is facing resistance from police assiciations there, reports abc News

August 23, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Police were better co-ordinated in 2022 polls, reports The Star

IPOA lauds police professinalism over 2022 electionering period, reports The Standard

Police brutality in Nairobi and beyond, a research report by Reuters

Man dies in police custody at Kasarani, Nairobi, reports the Star

August 22, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

IPOA preliminary report on the conduct of police during the August 2022, General Election, reports, Citizen TV, KBC