Internal System Empowers Public to Anonymously Report Rogue Police Officers

  • Interior CS Fred Matiangi at IAU Launch Twitter
  • The National Police Service (NPS) under the Interior Ministry has introduced a system allowing the public to anonymously report police officers.

    The system, Anonymous Reporting Information System under the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU), lets Kenyans send a complaint to a toll-free code and then are assigned a tracking code.

    For those with smartphones, the ministry also provided an app for the same purpose.

    Fred Matiangi, IG Joseph Boinnet among others attend the launch

    The new system was introduced ahead of the new IAU office premises opening ceremony at KCB Towers in Upper Hill, Nairobi, launched by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Friday.

    Also in attendance was the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet.

    This comes at a time when police extrajudicial killings in Nairobi city are at a record high.

    It was earlier reported that police officers have killed 24 innocent Kenyans in a period of three weeks in the city alone mostly from Dandora, Kayole, Mathare and Majengo.

    "We wish to express concern over the increasing incidences of death from police use of lethal force. Over the past one month, incidences of torture and extrajudicial executions implicating police officers have sharply risen," stated Gacheke Gachihi, a Mathare Social Justice Coordinator.

    After the office launch, Matiang'i proceeded to Kenya School of Government and promised to institutionalise lawlessness into the country.

    We are safe and secure because of the work that different security teams and citizens do...We don't take that for granted.” he remarked.

    Internal Affairs Unit