KENYA TRAINING 1,200 POLICE OFFICERS TO HANDLE GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

NAIROBI, The Kenyan government is training a total of 1,200 police officers to handle cases of gender-based violence as part of its campaign to ensure security in the period leading to the Aug 8 general election.

An initial batch of 600 officers are already undergoing training, while an additional 600 officers will be trained by Sunday to tackle cases of violence against women during the campaigning ahead of the polls.

Interior Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Joseph Nkaissery who disclosed this here Tuesday when he met women aspirants for political office from across the country to discuss measures put in place by the government in ensuring their security during campaigning.

Nkaissery also asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to demand that political parties share their campaign timetables and locations to prevent conflicts between opposing camps during campaigning.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK