The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has issued a circular to all Policemen across the country as guidance on actions that result into human rights violations.

In the letter, the Police Chief has made it clear that Officers will be individually persecuted for their actions arising out of human rights violations.

This follows the coming into force of The Human Rights (Enforcement) Act 2019 which entrenches Human rights into all Police work.

Ochola informed the Police Officers that now, individual officers will be responsible for paying costs arising out of successful suits against Police on Human Rights issues. Such officers are therefore warned to act with discretion.

Some of the human rights breaches highlighted include; detention of suspects beyond the mandatory 48 hours, torture and denial of a right to a fair hearing.

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