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Policing Contemporary Kenya: Trends, Innovations and Projections

July 12, 2012

Policing Contemporary Kenya: Trends, Innovations and Projections Date: Thursday 19th July 2012 Venue: British Institute for East Africa (BIEA), Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya Time: 8.30am – 4:00pm Discussions on police reforms have been part of the public, official and academic discourses on democratization and change in Kenya for over a decade. Going back to the 1990s, the conduct of the police force has been the subject of numerous policy and academic reviews. Over the years, new actors such as private security agencies have emerged, new subjects of policing have also emerged and ideas on policing of these subjects have also evolved. However, these important changes in policing in Kenya have not received sufficient scholarly attention, leaving practitioners and researchers alike with limited optics with which to view the process of police reforms and security sector reform in general. The one day workshop will bring together leading researchers on policing and security to share their ongoing research and to take stock of the key theoretical developments in the policing of contemporary Kenya. The workshop is jointly convened by Mutuma Ruteere - The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, Nairobi and Ambreena Manji - The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi