Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda have the world’s worst police forces

According to the World Internal Security and Police Index Botswana has the best police in Africa and Nigeria the worst. Globally, Uganda, Kenya and the DRC were ranked 124, 125 and 126 respectively, out of the 127 countries ranked.

Botswana with a population of 2 million people is a model African country, known for its political stability, a strong economy, a stable democracy and blessed with visionary leaders. Botswana keeps getting things right, and the world acknowledges the country’s strides.

According to the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI), Botswana’s police was ranked the 47th in the world and the first in Africa. The ranking was done by the International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

The report suggested that countries with flawed democracies performed worse than stronger countries. Countries with smaller populations also performed better. Rwanda was ranked 50th in the world and second in Africa, Algeria was 58th, Senegal was 68th and, Tunisia 72nd. Botswana is one of the few countries in Africa that has a full democracy.

Nigeria on the other hand was ranked 127th out of the 127 countries ranked. Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo occupied the 124th to 126th respectively.

By Socrates Mbamalu: