In Summary

  • In the past one year, the military established a third internal command and deployment of armed forces personnel to contain internal security crises increased, according to the report.
  • In 2007, the military was deployed to flush out members of the Sabaot land Defence Force in Mount Elgon, Bungoma County, after police failed to end a conflict that had been triggered by a dispute over land allocation.

Deployment of the military to combat internal security challenges will increase if the police service is not reformed in line with new realities, a report says.

The report released by Think Security Africa (TSA) this month raises concern about the pace of security reforms in Kenya.

It recommends a new organisational structure to help speed up the changes. It further wants “motivational challenges that underlie policing problems in Kenya” to be tackled.

“Policing is not just another job and it is therefore important to attract and retain people that understand this,” it says.

THIRD INTERNAL COMMAND

In the past one year, the military established a third internal command and deployment of armed forces personnel to contain internal security crises increased, according to the report.

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