Alternative means to a method: introducing informal methods of policing in Kenya to improve police accountability and transparency.
KARANJA, LYNETTE MUTHONI
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The Constitution of Kenya 2010 clearly posits that members of the National Police Service have the mandate to prevent corruption and beyond practicing, promote the notions of accountability and transparency. The transformation of the police sector began in 2002 during President Kibaki’s regime. However, even with the laws put in place and the formation of relevant commissions and authorities such as the Independent Police Oversight Authority, some of the members of the police service still continue being corrupt by asking for bribes from the general public amongst other vices. Additionally, as seen in the media and news reports, some still mistreat the citizens of Kenya and infringe of fundamental rights and freedoms such as freedom from physical or mental maltreatment and inhumane treatment.