Po­lice dig­i­tal reg­is­tra­tion plan now put on hold

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - SUNDAY REVIEW - BY NYABOGA KIAGE

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The dig­i­tal reg­is­tra­tion of po­lice of­fi­cers has been post­poned in­def­i­nitely.

The pro­gramme, which was to be­gin to­mor­row, en­tailed record­ing pro­fes­sional and per­sonal de­tails of of­fi­cers across the coun­try.

In­spec­tor-gen­eral of Po­lice Joseph Boin­net told the yes­ter­day that the “Po­lice Hu­man Re­source In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem” has been de­ferred to give room to proper plan­ning.

“We want to do things in a proper man­ner,” Mr Boin­net said.

On Novem­ber 12, In­te­rior CS Fred Ma­tiang'i told Mr Boin­net that the force should de­velop and im­ple­ment a dig­i­tal hu­man re­source in­for­ma­tion sys­tem “that will shore up man­age­ment and com­mand”.

“The sys­tem will help the ser­vice set stan­dards for ef­fi­ciency, ef­fec­tive­ness and pro­fes­sion­al­ism by bear­ing ac­cu­rate, real-time data on ev­ery of­fi­cer, in­clud­ing re­cruit­ment, train­ing, ca­reer progress, de­ploy­ment, fam­ily and other in­for­ma­tion,” Dr Ma­tiang'i's let­ter said.

The ex­er­cise is ex­pected to cover sub-coun­ties. The min­is­ter said the records would help the ser­vice to ac­cu­rately track the ca­reer mo­bil­ity, de­ploy­ment sta­tus and per­for­mance of the of­fi­cers.

The dig­i­tal data will con­tain eight cat­e­gories of de­tails.

Un­der bio-data, po­lice of­fi­cers are re­quired to key in their name, gen­der, date of birth, eth­nic com­mu­nity, type of em­ploy­ment, height, eye colour and any iden­ti­fi­ca­tion marks.

The of­fi­cers will also be asked to pro­vide con­tact de­tails in form of email ad­dresses, phone num­bers, res­i­dence, home county, re­li­gion, name of sub-chiefs and chiefs.

The other would be reg­is­ter­ing is their ranks. Here, they will the date they were

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