Over sixty per cent of Kenyans are satisfied with services offered by the police in the country from 29 per cent in 2009, according to the Police Service Delivery Performance Survey, 2021.
The Police Service Delivery Performance Survey also indicated that 54 per cent of the respondents were never asked to pay for the services, 25 per cent felt police handled reported cases well, while 13 percent cited courtesy and friendliness from the officers.
This was revealed during the Inspector General’s Conference on Monday to deliberate on election preparedness and other key pillars of police reforms.
The meeting brought together Regional and County commanders in the country.
“There’s an encouraging indicator that we’re steadily marching towards National Police Service reforms, with 63% of Kenyans reporting that they’re satisfied with services offered by police, an increase of 29% since 2009 based on the Police Service Delivery Performance Survey 2021,” said Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day. It will take courage and unprejudiced citizen review of police officers to realize our ultimate goal of a fully professional, responsive, and accountable police service,” he added.
CS Matiang’I called on the police not to be intimated while exercising their duties while the country prepares for next year’s election.
“We have a duty to ensure that this country is stable and secure and Kenyans go about their activities,” he said.
“For the next 12 months we are going to go through the simulations and planning to ensure we are ready to support a very peaceful electoral process,” said CS Matiang’I.
Elsewhere, Chief Administrative Secretary Winnie Guchu emphasized the urgent need to make the children’s unfortunate stay in the prison environment bearable and give them the best chance possible to grow, develop, and succeed in life.
CAS Guchu spoke Monday during the officially opening of a two-day workshop sponsored by the African Early Childhood Network at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum development (KICD).
The two-day workshop which is currently underway seeks explore possible ways of supporting children accompanying their mothers to prison and those born inside Prison facilities.