Africa Behind deadly force in Kenya, there's often a police badge

Despite US aid for police reform, civilians in Kenya are five times more likely to be shot by cops than by thugs or terrorists, says new study of major cities. In most cases, police offer no explanation for why they opened fire.

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Kenyans are five times more likely to be shot dead by police than by armed robbers, according to a new survey that highlights problems in what is often perceived as one of the world’s most corrupt law-and-order forces.