Introducing IPOA

IPOA Board of Directors

WHO WE ARE:

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority was established through an Act of Parliament published in November 2011 to provide for civilian oversight over the work of the police in Kenya. The inaugural Board was sworn into office in June 2012.

VISION:

A robust civilian accountability mechanism that promotes public trust and confidence in the National Police Service

MISSION:

To conduct impartial and independent investigations, inspections, audits and monitoring of the National Police Service to prevent impunity and enhance professionalism in the interest of the public

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COMPLAINTS

The Authority considers complaints about Police misconduct or neglect of duty, or Police practices, policies and procedures.

IPOA News Updates

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RELEASE OF THE REPORT ON THE MPEKETONI GUNMEN ATTACKS

RELEASE OF THE REPORT ON THE MPEKETONI GUNMEN ATTACKS

Subsequent to an attack by gunmen in Mpeketoni, Lamu County on Sunday 15 June 2014, through its own motion and on the basis of the...

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THE INDEPENDENT POLICING OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY (IPOA) FILES A CASE TO NULLIFY THE J…

THE INDEPENDENT POLICING OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY (IPOA) FILES A CASE TO NULLIFY THE JUST CONCLUDED POLICE RECRUITMENT EXERCISE

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has filed a case in the High Court seeking to have recent police recruitment exercise conducted on 14th July...

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PRESS STATEMENT BY IPOA CHAIRMAN, MACHARIA NJERU AT THE LAUNCH OF USALAMA WATCH R…

PRESS STATEMENT BY IPOA CHAIRMAN, MACHARIA NJERU AT THE LAUNCH OF USALAMA WATCH REPORT ON 14TH JULY 2014

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) was established by Law to provide oversight over the work of police on behalf of the Public. The primary...

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Unlawful Impounding of Motor Vehicles Fitted with Tinted Windows by the Police

Unlawful Impounding of Motor Vehicles Fitted with Tinted Windows by the Police

On the 13th of May 2014, it was reported in both the print and electronic media that the Inspector General of Police had issued a...

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The Killing of Two Police Officers on 24th April 2014 at Pangani Police Station

The Killing of Two Police Officers on 24th April 2014 at Pangani Police Station

The Killing of Two Police Officers on 24th April 2014 at Pangani Police Station On behalf of IPOA Board, Management and staff, I would like...

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Press Statement IPOA Regarding Alleged “Ethnic Profiling, Unlawful Detention an…

  Press Statement IPOA Regarding Alleged “Ethnic Profiling, Unlawful Detention and Deportation” of Members of Certain Communities by The National Police Service When Carrying Out Security Operations

Background The attention of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has been drawn to media reports of alleged ethnic profiling of members of certain ethnic groups,...

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IPOA Presents Strategic Plan for Peer Review

IPOA Presents Strategic Plan for Peer Review

On 16th April 2014, in a one-day validation workshop, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority presented its 4-year (2014/2018) Draft Strategic Plan for stakeholder deliberation and...

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Charges Against OCS Pangani Police Station Over Slum Shooting

Charges Against OCS Pangani Police Station Over Slum Shooting

Charges Against OCS Pangani Police Station Over Slum Shooting of Ms Peris Waithera Mwangi Further to yesterday’s Press Invite in regard to the above subject, IPOA...

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Charges Against OCS Pangani Police Station

Charges Against OCS Pangani Police Station

Charges Against OCS Pangani Police Station Over Slum Shooting of Ms Peris Waithera Mwangi Further to yesterday’s Press Invite in regard to the above subject, IPOA...

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IPOA Condemns "Shoot- To -Kill" Order

IPOA Condemns "Shoot- To -Kill" Order

Press Statement by The Independent Policing Oversight Authority  (IPOA) Regarding Alleged "Shoot- to -Kill" Orders Issued to Police Officers When Carrying Out Security Operations Background The attention...

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IPOA Presents Strategic Plan for Peer Review

IPOA Presents Strategic Plan for Peer Review

On 16th April 2014, in a one-day validation workshop, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority presented its 4-year (2014/2018) Draft Strategic Plan for stakeholder deliberation and...

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IPOA Investigators and Complaints Managers attend training on investigations

IPOA Investigators and Complaints Managers attend training on investigations

From 16-21 February 2014, IPOA Investigators and Complaints Managers attended a training on investigations at KCB Leadership Training Centre, Nairobi. The training was organized and...

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The American Ambassador, Robert Godec Hands Over Donation of Forensic Kits to IPO…

The American Ambassador, Robert Godec Hands Over Donation of Forensic Kits to IPOA

 The American Ambassador, Robert Godec, on 11th February 2014, handed over a donation of a range of Forensic Kits from the American Government to IPOA....

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Remarks by IPOA Board Member, Tom Kagwe at the Police Vetting Retreat in Naivasha…

Remarks by IPOA Board Member, Tom Kagwe at the Police Vetting Retreat in Naivasha on 8 November 2013

Vetting Police: Swallowing the Bitter Pill Section 7 (1) of the National Police Service (NPS) Act provides: "All persons who were immediately before the commencement of...

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Speech by the Chairman, on July 2nd 2013

Speech by the Chairman, on July 2nd 2013

  Speech by The Chairman During the Launch of the Police Reforms Implementation Committees On July 2nd 2013 at The Serena Hotel Colleagues, Distinguished Guests, Ladies...

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IPOA Launches Baseline Survey, on 11/09/2013

IPOA Launches Baseline Survey, on 11/09/2013

Energy & Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Mr Davis Chirchir (centre) flanked by IPOA chairman Mr Macharia Njeru and Inspector General of Police, Mr David Kimaiyo (left)...

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Message of Condolence from the Chairman, IPOA

Message of Condolence from the Chairman, IPOA

On Saturday, 21st September, 2013, at around midday, a group of terrorists entered Westgate Mall situated in Westlands, Nairobi. They proceeded to shoot indiscriminately, resulting...

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Oversight Authority releases report on policing standards and gaps

Oversight Authority releases report on policing standards and gaps

Nairobi, Wednesday September 11, 2013… A new survey indicates that 33% of Kenyans interviewed have experienced a form of police malpractice in the past year....

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IPOA to investigate shooting of woman during operation

IPOA to investigate shooting of woman during operation

Nairobi…July 19, 2013: The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched investigations into the alleged shooting of a woman by police in Mathare during an...

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Police Oversight Authority condemns excessive use of force during protests

Police Oversight Authority condemns excessive use of force during protests

Nairobi…May 16, 2013: The Board of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority has condemned excessive use of force by the police against members of Civil Society...

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For more information, contact:

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1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 23035 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
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