The Kenya police service has since mid last year been conducting a digitization operation of its services. The digitization has today been officially unveiled across all police stations in the country.
In an event that was graced by the presence of Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i at the Kilifi County Commander’s offices. The police service in Kenya will from henceforth operate on a fully digitized platform.
The country’s Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, said the government is very keen on migrating the analog police service to the digital platform.
“We want to migrate from the old way of doing things into totally digital platforms,” said Boinet.
What the Digital Migration entails
The current ongoing digital migration includes digitizing records such as personnel management, administrative systems, processes and the Occurrence Book (OB). As the digitization process continues, police officers will be required to register with their sub-counties across the country.
The new system will be populating personal details on the police including their training centers, when they got recruited, their progress they have made in their career, deployment areas and family records.
Currently, all the aforementioned information are recorded manually and kept in files. These files, according to the Interior Ministry are prone to being illegally tampered and at time misplaced.