MPEKETONI IPOA REPORT

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (hereinafter IPOA or the Authority), is established pursuant to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority Act (Act No. 35 of 2011), to provide for civilian oversight over the work of the Police. The Objectives of the Authority as set out in Section 5 of the Act are to:

(a) hold the Police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions;

(b) Give effect to the provisions of Article 244 of the Constitution that the Police shall strive for professionalism and discipline and shall promote and practice transparency and accountability.

(c) And to ensure independent oversight of the handling of complaints by the Service. To ensure the achievement of these objectives, the Authority is empowered under Section 6 of the Act to carry out a number of functions which include:

i) To investigate any complaints related to disciplinary or criminal offences committed by any member of the Service, whether on its own motion or on receipt of a complaint, and make recommendations to the relevant authorities, including recommendations for prosecution, compensation, internal disciplinary action or any other appropriate relief, and shall make public the response received to these recommendations;

IPOA released a report of the MPEKETONI attacks download for more information here; MpeketoniAttackMonitoringReport

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