IPOA releases 250 officers to monitor police conduct during polls

In 2017, IPOA dispatched only 105 monitors.

In Summary

•She said they will also watch out on how the Police will manage crowds, maintain security and order during the polling period.

•"Officers found to have conducted themselves in an unprofessional manner will be held to account for their actions," she said.

A traffic police officer inspects a matatu
A traffic police officer inspects a matatu
Image: FILE

IPOA has dispatched 250 officers to monitor the conduct of the Police during the August 2022 elections.

"The agency said they will be looking out on how Police will conduct themselves with professionalism," IPOA chair Anne Makori said.

In 2017, IPOA dispatched only 105 monitors.

This year, Makori said they will expand grassroots monitoring coverage in partnership with Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and the Federation of Women Lawyers.

"All IPOA monitors will be easily identified by IPOA Staff badges, IEBC observer badges and their branded attire," she said.

Members of the Public are encouraged to report to IPOA any cases of misconduct.

She said they will also watch out on how the Police will manage crowds, maintain security and order during the polling period.

"Officers found to have conducted themselves in an unprofessional manner will be held to account for their actions," she said.

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