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Elsewhere, Other Jurisdictions – November 2022– January 2023

January 18, 2023

Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya.

Cop Ahmed Rashid accused of killing two boys in Eastleigh has been ordered by the High Court to surrender to the nearest Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) office reports, Capital News.

Nairobi, Kenya

A man died after following an alleged beating by police officers over stolen dogs, Reports Nation.Africa

January 16, 2023

Nairobi, Kenya

IPOA investigating death of a man who was allegedly beaten to death by police, Reports Ghetto Radio

Kitui, Kenya

MPs call on IPOA to fast-track investigations into killing of a 26-year-old man in Kitui, reports NTV

January 13, 2023

Nairobi, Kenya

Police officer arrested on allegations of extortions, abduction and enforced disappearance of foreign nationals, according to Nigeria’s Sahara Reporters

January 12, 2023

Nairobi, Kenya

A murder suspect dies while being held at Nairobi’s Kayole police station, Reports The Star

January 9, 2023

Saskatchewan, Canada

CBC News Canada’s publicly owned news and information service, reports creation of an independent civilian-led oversight – Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT), with authority to launch investigations into incidents involving police, such as police shootings, that result in serious injury or death. It can also investigate allegations of sexual assault or domestic violence involving officers.

IPOA investigates death of a 23-year-old man after being arrested by police in Borabu, Reports Citizen TV

December 6, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Suspect dies in custody at Matopeni police post at Kayole, Nairobi, Reports the Star

Nakuru, Kenya

Police Officers Grant Suspect’s Last Wish, Shoot Him Beside Mother’s Grave, reports

Nairobi, Kenya

Concerns over new system of police vetting in camera, Reports The Standard

December 5, 2022

Chepchoina, TransNzoia

A teenager shot dead by National Police Service Reservists, reports Citizen TV

November 23, 2022


Across the world, the clamour for civilian policing oversight mechanisms continues to reverberate, this time round in Ireland, England and Wales.

Nairobi, Kenya

Masimba fatal shootings law suit on a bumpy start.

November 17, 2022

Santa Ana, Orange County, California, US

Locals with complaints against police will have a new resource they can turn to – a police oversight commission, reports The Orange County Register

Migori, Kenya

Police arrest murder suspect diguised as a woman, reports Capital News

November 16, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Spent cartridges collected from the scene where Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif’s was shot handed to IPOA, reports ARY News.

Nairobi, Kenya

Crime surge blamed on interference with police independence, reports, Tuko News

November 15, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

The case of Baby Pendo – police commanders finally arraigned for crimes against humanity

November 14, 2022

More claims and counter-claims emerge as investigation into the death of Pakistani journalist continue.

Family cries for justice after a man dies while in police custody in Kirinyaga, Officer arrested after shooting a man at close range in Umoja, Nairobi.

November 9, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Pakistan’s interior minister Rana Sanaullah told media outlets that evidence suggested Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was the victim of a targeted killing in Kenya, not an accidental shooting.

Nairobi, Kenya

Police killings point to systemic rot and a failed justice system, Reports The Star

Kakamega, Kenya

Police shooting in Kakamega leaves one dead, another injured, reports KBC

November 2, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Reports of Extra-judicial killings and enforced disapperance

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