On Friday, April 1, the DCI announced the acquisition of state-of-the-art body cameras which have the capability to capture events in real-time.
This, according to the George Kinoti-led unit, will enhance police operations in combating crime across the country.
The DCI confirmed that Kenyans will experience live-action on how detectives hunt down criminals and individuals on its most-wanted list.
“In a bid to showcase real-time action as detectives confront dangerous criminals, DCI has acquired hi-tech body cameras. The sophisticated high definition body cams have infrared, night vision and live stream capabilities,” the statement by the DCI indicated.
Further, the sleuths explained that Kenyans have been asking for footage of their raids and they plan on airing these events.
“They will form part of our crime management kit & will record real-time events as they unfold! This follows overwhelming requests from netizens, following us on our interactive social media pages.
“Stay tuned for tonightâ€™s action as the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) sleuths backed up by Special Service Unit (SSU) go out on patrol,” the statement indicated.
Kenyans have been challenging law enforcement officers to embrace modern ways of combating crime and securing evidence.
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai responded to a proposal from Kenyans where he stated that the deployment of the technology was an idea whose time has come but whose implementation would be subject to the availability of resources.
Mutyambai assured Kenyans that the police were accelerating digital reforms to enhance service delivery. He noted that the service would roll out the digital Occurrence Book (OB).
â€œThis is a work in progress and we are in the process of rolling it out countrywide. I am aware that some stations still use books but itâ€™s just a matter of time before we go completely digitalâ€ he stated.