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Rights group launches 'Policing Protests in Kenya'

It presents critical analysis of the complexities surrounding protests in a country that has historically struggled with accountable and democratic policing

In Summary

• Kenya has a history of political violence and mistrust of the police by the public

Authors of the book Petronilla Oyuya, Chrips researcher Melissa Mungai, Katiba Institute's Marion Mulinge and Kenya Police Service chief pilot Ochieng' Duncan
Authors of the book Petronilla Oyuya, Chrips researcher Melissa Mungai, Katiba Institute's Marion Mulinge and Kenya Police Service chief pilot Ochieng' Duncan
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A new book by the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (Chrips) was recently launched at Villa-Rosa Kempinski.

The book, 'Policing Protests in Kenya', examines issues relating to laws and institutions, as well as attitudes and cultures towards policing of demonstrations in the country.

It presents critical analysis of the complexities surrounding protests in a country that has historically struggled with accountable and democratic policing. Kenya has a history of political violence and mistrust of the police by the public.

Among those present at the launch were National Police Service director of corporate communications Charles Owino, Chrips executive director Mutuma Ruteere and Civil Society convenor Suba Churchill

A copy of the book
A copy of the book
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Lecturer Alex Kabia gets his copy of the book signed by author Melissa Mungai
Lecturer Alex Kabia gets his copy of the book signed by author Melissa Mungai
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National Police Service director of corporate communications Charles Owino and human rights defender Gitahi Githuku
National Police Service director of corporate communications Charles Owino and human rights defender Gitahi Githuku
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Civil Society convenor Suba Churchill with a copy of the book
Civil Society convenor Suba Churchill with a copy of the book
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Katiba Institute litigation advocates Ruth Nyaberi and Barbarav Mideva
Katiba Institute litigation advocates Ruth Nyaberi and Barbarav Mideva
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