Hon. Tororey Challenges Civil Society on Community Policing

Hon. Tororey Challenges Civil Society on Community Policing
IPOA Commissioner Praxedes Tororey

Commissioner Praxedes Tororey yesterday challenged civil society groups at the Coast to take the lead in ensuring community policing is vibrant in the region.Speaking at a public forum in Mombasa, she noted that the concept, where communities and police officers work together to improve security, is yet to be fully implemented.“Community policing is envisioned in the NPS Act but its implementation has been a challenge. Now I challenge the civil society and Community Based organisations to play a part by fast-tracking and lobbying to get it moving and working and our communities will be safe,” said Hon. Tororey.The forum was organised by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and HAKI Africa, with the aim of sensitising the public about their rights in the face of law enforcers and how to lodge complaints when aggrieved, among other pertinent issues.Participants were also drawn from National Police Service, National Lands Commission, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, Witness Protection Agency, the Judiciary and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.Hon. Tororey also took the chance to introduce IPOA’s new Regional Coordinator at the Coast, Mr. Rashid Wekesa, and urged the public and other institutions to work closely with him.In attendance was Director of Public Prosecutions Mr Noordin Haji, Executive Director HAKI Africa, Mr Hussein Khalid amongst others. Commissioner Tororey was accompanied by IPOA team including Jeremiah Arodi, Mr Wekesa, Richard Kamau and Joshua Kakundi.