‘Mulika Uhalifu’ launched in Nakuru
It was developed by Grace Wanjohi, founder of Mulika initiative and is expected to improve security responses in the county.
Joshua Nkanatha the county commissioner said the system will aid the county security in responding to emergencies.
“We are on alert to ensure all visitors during the festivities are safe. That is why I launched this project for the public to report crime from anywhere through text messages,” he stated.
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Security response expected to improve as county launches SMS reporting system
Nakuru County’s security committee has launched a community based crime monitoring and reporting system expected to improve security responses.
‘Mulika Uhalifu’, will enable members of the public to report crime cases through text messages.
County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha said the system will help the county security team to co-ordinate operations in the county and to respond to emergencies.
“The security agencies are on high alert to ensure all visitors during Christmas are safe. That is why we have piloted this project today where the public can report crime from anywhere via text messages,” he said on Wednesday as he unveiled the new system.
A text message sent through code 22068 will reach over 50 recipients who include the security personnel in all the 11 sub-counties who will then be expected to act on it in a coordinated manner.
To send a text, you are required to begin with the county name then proceed to give the information. The text will cost a shilling.
Nakuru, Nandi, and Uasin Gishu counties are the pioneer counties for the new system.