NAIROBI, Kenya | Kenya launches internal police probe to help reform force

9Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s internal security minister Friday launched a police internal affairs unit to investigate allegations of abuses in the force including corruption and accusations that officers kill suspects and perpetrate other human rights abuses.

The new investigation body has been welcomed with optimism by some rights activists, but many remain skeptical on its ability to bring adequate change.

The internal affairs unit will put the police on a “trajectory of reforms,” Internal Security Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi said.

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