Call for public-private partnership in combating crime in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The rising cases of insecurity in Nairobi have prompted calls for partnerships between private security firms and the government.

An Assistant Inspector General of Police Peter Ndungu on Friday said there was need for private security companies to embrace ICT in security matters as it helps both the firms and the Police Service speed up response to crime.

''We appreciate the role of private security firms in complementing our efforts to fight and deter crime,'' said Ndungu, currently Traffic Police Commandant, who is being moved to police headquarters, where he takes up the post of Director of Planning.

''Let us merge our ideas, integrate your system with ours so that information reaches the nearest police station; when the alarm goes off, let it also sound at the nearest police station,'' he said.

He was speaking at a function in Nairobi, where security firm, Nine One One Group, unveiled a fleet of over 50 Security Emergency Response Vehicles to be deployed across its operations.

Nine One One Group CEO Charles Omondi expressed similar views, noting that the company has continued to nurture good working relationships with the National Police Service in the region in a bid to secure customers.

“Partnership with the national police service is the core component of our operations; our private security efforts supplement the heavy task of securing a growing population that the national government through the national police is bestowed,'' said Owino

This investment is not only strengthening the efficiency and sustainability of security services we provide in the country but is also our commitment to continue contributing to the nation’s well-being.”
-0- PANA DJ/MA 15Feb2018

16 Fevereiro 2018 18:09:10

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