National Police Service is adopting an electronic Occurrence Book where they will keep permanent records of all entries.
The technology will ensure that all entries made are a permanent record that cannot be edited, thus guaranteeing transparency and accountability in Police operations at the station level.
The Kasarani Police Station in Nairobi became the first in the country to use the digital Occurrence Book (OB).
Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai said the digital records will “guarantee transparency and accountability in Police operations at the station level” across the country.
Dr. Fred Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government said, “Our reforms journey in the NPS is well on course following the launch of a digital OB by the Inspector-General of Police.”
“This marks the beginning of a progressive roll out in all police stations across the country to help us customize our responses to various prevailing crimes,” he added.
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The NPS said reports entered will be subject to monitoring by Ward, County and Regional Commanders as well as the Inspector General and other top Commanders.
The launch of the electronic occurrence book is in line with the government’s policy of digitizing services that are critical to service delivery to Kenyans.
Dr. Matiangi further said all Heads of Departments under the Interior Ministry signed performance contracts with the government for 2019/20 financial year. “We seek citizens’ support in checking the delivery of the commitments these officers have made with a view to increasing productivity and improving service delivery.”