Two of knls libraries i.e. Nakuru and Naivasha are partnering with the Kenya Police so as to improve the security of Kenyans. During the last quarter, Nakuru Library in partnership with the Kenya Police organized a forum dubbed “Usalama Bora” at the library hall on 27th February 2018. The forum was attended by about 80 participants, mostly the youth. They had an interactive and bold conversation about some of the issues they usually have with the Police, including corruption, poor communication skills, lack of professionalism, excessive use of force and the abuse of power. Members of the public were able to interact freely with the police officers, ask questions and engage in meaningful discussions on issues about the police service in a safe environment free from any form of retribution. The theme of this forum was “how do we perceive the Police and what is the reason behind it?”
The Police also took advantage of the forum to educate the public about issues of security and the need for them to cooperate with the Police force so as to appropriately deal with the crime.