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This briefing paper analyses the progress of police reform processes in Kenya undertaken since the signing of the National Accord and provides recommendations to consolidate and sustain the ongoing reforms. The briefing focuses on several current issues facing the police, including modern policing approaches, operational independence, police accountability, police-civilian relations and police welfare. It also looks at the impact of devolution on policing.

Recommendations target various state and non-state actors in Kenya, including the National Police Service, the National Police Service Commission, Independent Policing Oversight Authority, the National Crime Research Centre, the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, the Salaries Review Commission, civil society actors (for example, the Police Reforms Working Group) and research institutions.

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