Now you can get good conduct certificate online
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