IPOA submits strategy to end extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) submitted a strategy and extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances to the Interior CS Prof Kithure Kindiki on November 4.
Without divulging the details of the roadmap, the Authority on Tuesday said they developed the document having handled many cases of police excesses.
The report’s submission comes following a directive by President William Ruto that it helps the government craft a plan to tackle the police crimes.
According to IPOA, its board also discussed with Prof Kindiki strategies for oversight of the National Police Service and police welfare generally.
President Ruto on October 31, while meeting the IPOA board, directed that it furnishes the Ministry of Interior and Coordination with a roadmap on how to deal conclusively with extrajudicial killings in Kenya.
“You are uniquely qualified to help us define a mechanism to stop this practice,” the president said.
He reiterated his government’s commitment to stop extrajudicial killings in Kenya, a vice that has bugged the country for years.
IPOA’s submission is a positive note, one Kenyans will be hoping can help bring a permanent end to police killings, enforced disappearances and other police crimes that have been perpetrated for years with utter impunity.
Missing Voices would like to urge the Ministry of Interior and Coordination that it takes action immediately to effect the proposals made, with the aim of better securing Kenyans.