The Kenya Police Reform Commission has benefited from a donation brand new computers from the Kenya Bankers Association. Presenting the computers, Kenya Bankers Chairman, Mr. Richard Etemesi stated that the initiative was part of the association’s community development responsibility. The computers will be used to train police recruits in the three police training colleges in Kiganjo, South C and Embakasi colleges. ‘Today’s fast paced world is shoving aside anyone whose technology knowhow is not up to date. As days go by all systems will be digitalized so anyone who will not match up to this will be left out. Kenya Bankers Association commends the reforms at the police force, and joins in today by donating computers which will make services at the force faster and reduce paperwork. We anticipate that this will not be a one an off initiative, but shall endeavour to support whenever we can. We would also call upon all corporates and individuals to join in supporting our police force,’ said Mr. Etemesi.
The launch was officiated by the Minister for Provincial Administration and Internal Security Hon. Professor George Saitoti. He thanked Kenya Bankers Association and said it was encouraging to see the Association’s commitment to incorporate the force in their CSR. Mr. Etemesi was flanked by the Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Habil Olaka. Others who gave remarks at the launch included Commissioner of Police Mathew Iteere, PRIC Chairman Dr. Titus Naikuni and the Permanent Secretary for The Office of The President, Mr Kimemia.
Kenya Bankers Association’s donation comes in the wake of cheque truncation system campaign closedown, where banks switched from old design cheque books to secure and efficient new design cheque books.