World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) survey has ranked Kenya Police Service as the third worst in the world.
The survey carried out jointly by International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) put Nigeria at the bottom of the list followed by Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with neighboring country, Uganda taking the fourth worst police service.
“WISPI measures the ability of the police and other security providers to address internal security issues in 127 countries across four domains, using sixteen indicators,” authors of the report state.
The survey takes into considerations four main factors including capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes while ranking various police services across the globe.
Kenya police poor ranking comes amid reports of increased police brutality and killings of innocent protesters. Police in Kenya have been accused of using excessive force especially while quelling violent protests.
Botswana was ranked the best in Africa and was position 47 in the world, while Rwandan police was second best in Africa (50th in the world) followed by Algeria (58th), Senegal (68th) and Tunisia (72nd) in that order.
Singapore, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland occupied the top 10 positions in that order.