Kenyan Police Officers Now Required to Undergo a 6-month Compulsory ICT Training
By Titilola Oludimu |
In line with its vision to digitise the Kenyan Police Service, the government wants its police officers to undergo a compulsory ICT training for a maximum of six months.
The training, according to Fred Matiang’i, the country’s Interior Cabinet Secretary, is aimed at equipping police officers with basic ICT knowledge to be able to use the newly launched National Police Service Information Management System (IMS). The IMS will be used to digitise the entire system of the Kenyan Police Service. It is expected to boost transparency as all police departments will be integrated in the system.
The IMS also promises to help monitor police performance, activities and feedback, create reports, automate criminal records, human resource and financial activities within the force, as well as generate data that will aid better decision making.
This article was first published on January 15, 2019 on Techpoint Africa website.