Police training rolled out across Kenya ahead of elections

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Police training rolled out across Kenya ahead of elections

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Election preparedness training has taken place in 12 counties identified as potential hotspots for electoral violence. Photo: UN Women/Mary Wanjiru

A nationwide rollout of training on sexual and gender-based violence has recently concluded across Kenya to better equip law enforcement officials prevent and mitigate sexual violence during the country’s 2022 General Election.

A joint project from UN Women and OHCHR Kenya entitled has trained 141 police commanders on election security management. This four-day training specifically highlighted electoral-related sexual and gender-based violence and their specific role when dealing with these cases.

A further 846 officers across 12 potentially violent hotspot counties were also trained in public order management and prevention and response to violence against women in elections (VAWE).  The participants were also taken through the process of developing County Election Security Operation Plans, with clear action plans developed.

Click here to read the full article published by UN Women on 26 July 2022.

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