Susie Kitchens speaks at IPOA End-Term Report handover in Nairobi

Susie Kitchens, speaking at the IPOA End-Term Report handover. Photo: Twitter/louis_ati

UK Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya, Susie Kitchens, spoke yesterday at the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) Inaugural Board’s End-Term Report handover at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi.

In her address, Ms Kitchens praised the work of the IPOA in decentralising services to take them closer to the people and safeguard the people’s rights.

 “Public Confidence will yield results by seeing individuals held accountable for their actions,” she added.

Tweeting after the event, Ms Kitchens said she was “Proud to offer UK support and experience to IPOA in their work to promote professionalism, discipline and integrity in the Kenyan Police Service.”

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.