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How to react when confronted by the police

Readers Lounge By Gardy Chacha
Police constable Amina Mutio Ramadhan (Courtesy)

Social media sensation Police constable Amina Mutio Ramadhan advice to Kenyans on how to react when confronted by police

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·Do not run away: Running away would suggest that there is something sinister and possibly criminal that you are harbouring.

·Follow instructions: If an officer asks you for information be honest and truthful. The information might be of help to you or someone else.

·Obey the law: Do not do anything that is against the law. For instance, do not speed. The law is meant to protect all members of the public.

·Do not be rude or rowdy: Police are trained to maintain law and order. Acting rowdy is creating disorder and police ought to act to curb it.

·Cooperate: It wouldn’t hurt to help the police get information that they are looking for – whether they are conducting an investigation or just combing through an area.

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