Boinnet's Explanation After Kenya Police are Ranked 3rd Worst in the World

  • Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has dismissed a report that ranked the National Police Service as one of the worst in the world.

    According to a World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) report released on Saturday, Kenya’s police service was ranked the third worst in the world.

    Boinnet rubbished the report on Sunday stating that the group that published the findings could not be trusted.

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    "I don't agree with the report because we even don't know who the sources are.

    "The owners cannot be trusted," the IG was quoted by the Nation.

    According to Mr Boinnet, the Kenya police was doing well in dealing with security issues. He added that some individuals might have been hired to taint the service's image.

    "The Kenya police service has been doing well in the recent past and the report does not reflect what is in the country," he remarked.

    The report was released by the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace.

    It ranked Kenya at position 125 out of 127 countries.

    Nigeria was at the bottom followed by Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with Uganda occupying the fourth worst position.

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    WISPI ranks countries based on the ability of the police and other security providers in dealing with security issues.

    The report ranked the Botswana police service as the best in Africa and at position 47 globally.

    Rwanda was ranked the second best in Africa followed by Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia at 58, 68 and 72, respectively.

    Singapore was placed top of the list as Finland, Denmark, Austria, Germany took the second, third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively.