Kenya police roll out digital records book

Kenya’s police service has begun to replace the manual recording of crimes at police stations across the country as a way of protecting the integrity of its records.

The ubiquitous occurrence book, which was prone to manipulation and disappearance, is being replaced by a digital recording platform.

Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai said the new platform, among other benefits, will ensure that all entries recorded are permanent and cannot be edited, ensuring transparency and accountability in police operations at the station level.

Mr Mutyambai said all commanders from different police departments will also be able to see and monitor reports captured at various police stations, helping the police to coordinate their operations.

A survey released this week named the Kenya police as the most corrupt institution in the country and among the top five state bodies where bribery is rampant.