Harnessing Public Engagement for Police Accountability in Africa

In contextualising a report on the public’s use of social media to engage with and promote police accountability in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, this report gives an overview of public accountability mechanisms across the globe and explores some of the challenges facing the public’s engagement in police accountability. It also sketches four important steps towards harnessing public engagement to hold the police accountable in African contexts where the police have either lost or are struggling to re-establish their legitimacy.