Kenya's national security ranked 38th in Africa

The report comes a week after the country's police service was ranked 3rd worst in the world.

Kenya's security is deteriorating if the latest national security ranking by the Mo Ibrahim Index report is anything to go by.

According to the report,the country ranked at position 38 out of 54 with a 72.1per cent score on national security.

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance report for 2017 released on the foundation's website measures and monitors governance performance in the 54 African countries.

The rating does not give for good reading given that Kenya's police service was recently ranked the third worst in the world according to the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) report.

The Mo Ibrahim Index report placed Botswana, Cape Verde, Mauritius and the Seychelles at position one with 100 per cent score.

South Sudan took the last spot with an 18.3 per cent score. It is followed by Somalia at position 53 with 21 per cent and the Central Africa Republic ending the third worst countries category with 31 points.

The Kenyan police has been accused of killing protesters during the just-concluded elections which saw President Kenyatta's victory upheld.

On Sunday, Opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed 15 lives were lost during his Friday return as he cast the blame on the police for orchestrating violence against his supporters.


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