Now you can get good con­duct cer­tifi­cate on­line

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The Kenya Po­lice Ser­vice has fi­nally joined the dig­i­tal band­wagon. Cit­i­zens can now ac­cess po­lice clear­ance services on­line. As we ap­plaud the Direc­torate of Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions for this de­vel­op­ment, some un­der­ly­ing is­sues must be brought into fo­cus. First, the pub­lic has to be ad­e­quately in­formed of the on­line ser­vice avail­abil­ity. Un­like the sen­si­ti­sa­tion by the NTSA dur­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of on­line re­newal of driv­ing li­cences, the po­lice have done lit­tle or noth­ing on this front. Per­son­ally, I only came to know of the e-clear­ance when I vis­ited the DCI head­quar­ters on Ki­ambu Road. From the num­ber of peo­ple in the queues, it was ap­par­ent that very few peo­ple had prior knowl­edge of the on­line process. The po­lice should also stop us­ing ink to take fin­ger­prints. In­stead, they should use the BVR kits just as the IEBC does. This re­li­able and eco­nom­i­cally con­ve­nient.

MICHAEL ODHIAMBO Via email

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