Iza Afande: Tips on how to deal with the Kenyan police


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Let’s be honest, no one likes dealing with the police but it doesn’t always have to be a negative interaction. There are a few small things you can do to make those interactions smoother. Here are some tips on how to best make your next dealing with Kenya Police, a positive one.

1. Don’t Argue

Kendrick said it best, be humble! Arguing with police is the quickest way to get yourself in hot soup. If stopped by a police officer calmly ascertain your alleged offense and find out what the next steps are, legally.

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2. Stay calm

As they say, cooler heads prevail. When stopped by a cop, the instinct is to panic, don’t. Take a deep breath and hear what they have to say. Listening to what they have to say and responding calmly is key, don’t go off like you’re talking to your man!

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3.Know Your rights

It’s no secret that Kenya police have been known to abuse their power on unsuspecting Kenyans. The best way to avoid this happening to you is to know your rights within the law. Brush up on the constitution focusing on chapter 4, the bill of rights. This will help you feel more confident in dealing with the police.

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Interactions with police don’t need to be negative, they are here to serve you after all. They are people just like you at the end of the day  Dealing with them calmly and politely will go a long way towards making it a more positive experience.

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