Interior CS Fred Matiang'i Announces New Changes in Police Service

  • Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang'i has announced new changes in the operations of the police service.

    Speaking at the Kenya School of Government, Embu Campus, the CS revealed that the government is planning to introduce digital Occurrence Books (OB).

    "We will build a network within the police service that when you login in the OB in Meru, the Inspector General (IG) can see and your County Commanders. That is where we are going," he stated.

    The CS further indicated that embracing technology will be at the heart of the envisioned police reforms.

    "We are going to make more investments supporting the reforms so that we migrate some of the services to the digital platform.

    "We want a web-based OB. We want a digital OB. That time for aggressive police reforms has come. It is necessary for our country. Let us walk this journey together," he added.

    Matiang'i indicated that details of the envisioned reforms will be released through the office of the Inspector General Joseph Kipchirchir Boinnet.

    He further dismissed the alleged merger between the Kenya Police and Administration Police (AP) indicating that each unit is enshrined in the Constitution hence they cannot be merged.

    "Sometimes when I read these reports, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. They are just ridiculous.

    "The structure of the police is enshrined in the Constitution. Such changes would require us to amend the Constitution," Matiang'i quipped.

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