The Government must facilitate provision of quality policing services in accordance with values and principles of public service as set out in the constitution which provides for, inter alia, high standards of professional ethics.
The police, like other public offcers must be held accountable for their actions and decisions in policing. As such, we provide a platform for citizens to hold them to account.
Policing must be people-centered with citizens’ involvement in decision making. This is geared towards enabling active participation of citizens in the police reforms agenda.
PRWG-K advocates for better living and working conditions for police offcers including improvement of their living conditions, better remuneration, provision of tools and equipment.
Over the last couple of years, PRWG-K has actively participated in police reform activities including monitoring police vetting process, providing training and technical support to members of the National Police Service, monitoring police recruitment exercise and monitoring implementation of police reforms among others. All these activities are aimed at making the NPS professional and accountable to the public in terms of service delivery. In May 2017, the PRWG-K, together with a coalition of grassroots human rights defenders launched a campaign drive to end extra judicial executions in Kenya. The campaign brought together key actors within the community and representatives from the National Police Service and the Independent Policing Oversight Authority to discuss and address increased cases of extra judicial killings, identify and document credible victim stories, bring out community voices through victims accounts and provide a platform for public engagement with law enforcement agencies. Missing Voices was necessitated by the need to have a centralized database, and preserve the told stories and memories of those forcefully disappeared and unlawfully killed.