Community policing best way to end killings

Police board an Armoured Personnel Carrier in Baringo County on March 15, 2017, where they were sent to restore order. A more effective solution would be to strengthen community policing. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The difficulty faced by the security agencies can largely be attributed to the lack of cooperation with the local communities in the region.
  • The goals of community policing significantly deviate from the military goal of seeking out and destroying the enemy.

The increased cases of killings, deaths and run-away arson in the North Rift over the past few weeks led to the deployment of the Kenya Defence Forces to restore law and order.

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