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National Police Service launches digital OB in Nairobi

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The National Police Service is set to launch the final phase of digitisation of their operations in an event that will see Nairobi being the first to roll it out.

The event, taking place at Buruburu Police Station in Nairobi is aimed at ensuring all Occurance Books are managed digitally in Nairobi before the same is rolled out to other parts of the country.Police have already migrated all their personnel records to a digital platform and the digitisation of the OB as well as all the accompanying crime management systems is the next move.

You will no longer be entering incidents in OB manually after the launch of the exercise.Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai is at the event which will see the policing take a new twist with the integration of technology.The service had last year launched a digital OB at Kasarani Police Station as a test for the program.

Mutyambai said the digital system is to ensure that all entries made are on permanent record and cannot be edited.This will guarantee transparency and accountability in police operations at the station level. The reports entered will be subject to monitoring by ward, county and regional commanders as well as the Inspector General and other top commanders.

The digital OB is part of the government policy to digitise service delivery for Kenyans. The reports entered through the digital OB will be subject to monitoring by ward, county and regional commanders as well as the IG and other top commanders.The IG added that digitising police OB is in line with the government’s policy of digitising services that are critical to service delivery to Kenyans.

In the past, there have been cases of records disappearing from the police stations manual OB books.In 2017, the National Police Service was urged to discard the physical OB that involved the manual recording of crime-related incidents at their stations.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her

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Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told Kenyans.co.ke that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania

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The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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