Kenya concludes biometric registration of police
21 March 2019 10:59 GMT

Kenyan officials have announced that the full automation of the police force's biometric Human Resource Management system is now complete.

The operation shows that the National Police Service has a total of 101288 policemen and women.

The police said in a statement that: "The digital records heralds a new era in police administration and for Kenya’s security sector as it goes a long way in complementing the government’s efforts towards establishing a modern criminal justice infrastructure.
The system contains the details of officers of all ranks within the Administration Police Service (APS), the Kenya Police Service (KPS), and the Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI)".

The President expressed his satisfaction with the progress in the implementation of the reforms agenda within the security sector, adding that such a system is a landmark step in the attainment of professionalism and good governance in the service.

The first of its kind in Kenya’s history, the system features each police officer’s biometric data, certificate of appointment, national identity card details, KRA PIN, family background, academic qualifications, rank, and service history among other details.

"The system will eliminate fraud associated with manual staff records. In this regard, it will facilitate the selection, recruitment, and management of police officers and foster fair performance appraisals, transparent deployment and transfers, and merit-based promotions".

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