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The Directorate of Public Prosecutions has handled at least 236 cases of police abuses in the past three years.

This brings to the fore the extent to which police excesses has continued to permeate Kenyans’ daily activities.

Of the cases, over 170 were in respect of killings by police officers in the process of handling suspects.

DPP Noordin Haji, in a report for the years 2017 to 2020, said at least 107 involved killing by law enforcement officers.

He said there were enhanced efforts to ensure criminal justice accountability during the period under review.

As a result, officers were taken to court over 31 cases of shooting whereas 30 others involved deaths of suspects while in the custody of the police.

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