Kenya Police ranked third worst security agency in the world

Kenya police watch as demonstrators block streets in the capital city. The service has been ranked third worst in the world

Kenya police service has been ranked the third worst in the world according to a report released by two international security and policing agencies.

The World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) report which was released by The International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) report ranked African countries well below those of their Asian counterparts.

The two countries ranked worse than Kenya were Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while Uganda is one spot ahead of Kenya occupying the fourth worst position.

The report ranks Botswana as having the best in police service in Africa ranking them 47th best in the worldwhile the Rwandan police came in as Africa’s second best at position 50. Other top countries include Algeria (58th), Senegal (68th) and Tunisia (72nd) in that order.

Other countries ranked in as Africa’s best were, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa and Mali respectively.

The report ranked Singapore as having the best police service followed by Finland. Denmark, Austria, Germany round up the top five spots.

According to the authors of the report WISPI measures the ability of the police and other security providers to address internal security issues in 127 countries, across four domains which include capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes using sixteen indicators.

Kenyan police officers came under fire for the recent handling of protests after the August 8 elections where several unarmed protesters were killed.