The National Police Service (NPS) on Friday launched a digital Occurrence Book (OB) at the Kasarani police station.

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The exercise was spearheaded by Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai, in a bid to increase efficiency in the service.

''This morning, at 0000hrs, Inspector General of police opened a new chapter in the history of policing in the country by inaugurating a Digital Occurrence Book (OB), at Kasarani Police Station,'' NPS said a tweet.

Unlike the manual OB, the digital one will have permanent records, and can be accessed by several people in different areas at the same time.

According to NPS, the digital OB will help increase transparency since records cannot be edited unlike before.

''The technology among other benefits ensures that all entries made are a permanent record that cannot be edited, thus guaranteeing transparency and accountability in police operations at the station level,'' said NPS.

"The reports entered will be subject to monitoring by Ward, County and Regional Commanders as well as the Inspector General and other top Commanders. This is in line with the government’s policy of digitizing services that are critical to service delivery to Kenyans," NPS added.