Everyone wants the peaceful, stable country where children play outside and families plan happy lives together. But few appreciate that it takes police and security services, raids, arrests and constant vigilance to keep a country that way—especially one on the edge of a failed state. Interrogation is part of police work. But doing it wrong jeopardizes a case and may bring suits against the officers later. It’s important to learn what’s the right way and the wrong way to interrogate a suspect.
I am a police officer in Nairobi with experience carrying out interrogations both as an interrogator and observer to the process. I’m also a student of security and policy studies at Kenyatta University. My work includes counter-terrorism, interrogation techniques, psychological principles of interrogation, and legal rights of suspects.
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