Kenyan Police to Undergo a 6-Month Compulsory ICT Training

In line with its committed efforts towards becoming the technological hub for all of East and Central Africa, Kenya wants its police officers to undergo a compulsory ICT training for a maximum of 6 months.

This is part of initiatives by the government to digitize the Kenyan police system. While speaking at the official launch of the National Police Service Information Management System (IMS), the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i explained that the training is aimed at equipping the officers with basic knowledge and skills to handle the system rolled out across the country. “The training which will be implemented in partnership with the Ministry of ICT will help to improve service delivery”, he added.

Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i

In line with its committed efforts towards becoming the technological hub for all of East and Central Africa, Kenya wants its police officers to undergo a compulsory ICT training for a maximum of 6 months.

This is part of initiatives by the government to digitize the Kenyan police system. While speaking at the official launch of the National Police Service Information Management System (IMS), the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i explained that the training is aimed at equipping the officers with basic knowledge and skills to handle the the system rolled out across the country. “The training which will be implemented in partnership with the Ministry of ICT will help to improve service delivery”, he added.

The newly launched system will help to monitor police performance, activities and feedback, create reports, automate criminal records, human resource and financial activities within the force; including generating data that would be analysed to help decision-making processes.

The minister who was with his ICT counterpart, Mr Joe Mucheru, among other top government officers, explained that the automated system will improve transparency and professionalism in the service. He added that the move is in line with vision 2030 of ensuring that all government services are fully automated and digitised.

In 2018, the Kenyan government followed up changing the police uniforms with introducing digital occurrence books to enhance real-time reporting of crimes which would improve proper management of cases.

Over the past 7-10 years, Nairobi has been at the forefront of rapid advancement in the use of Mobile technology on the continent with major landmark projects like the open source software Ushahidi—a crowdsourcing online mapping system set up to document incidents of violence following the 2007 elections) and Mobile money transfer system, M-Pesa.

The newly launched system will help to monitor police performance, activities and feedback, create reports, automate criminal records, human resource and financial activities within the force; including generating data that would be analysed to help decision-making processes.

The minister who was with his ICT counterpart, Mr Joe Mucheru, among other top government officers, explained that the automated system will improve transparency and professionalism in the service. He added that the move is in line with vision 2030 of ensuring that all government services are fully automated and digitised.

In 2018, the Kenyan government followed up changing the police uniforms with introducing digital occurrence books to enhance real-time reporting of crimes which would improve proper management of cases.

Over the past 7-10 years, Nairobi has been at the forefront of rapid advancement in the use of Mobile technology on the continent with major landmark projects like the open source software Ushahidi—a crowdsourcing online mapping system set up to document incidents of violence following the 2007 elections) and Mobile money transfer system, M-Pesa.

 

Featured Image: Capital FM (Image of the Control and Communication Centre, National Police Headquarters, Nairobi)

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