9 April 2006

Kenya: P3 Form Available On New Police Website

Nairobi — Kenyans can now download a P3 form or a police abstract from a newly launched police website.

But they must take the two forms to a police station to be certified, commissioner of police Maj Gen Hussein Ali has said.

Ali encouraged Kenyans to use the website to communicate with the police but cautioned against misuse of the facility.

"Through the website, you can register your comments, complain, get an abstract and communicate even with me effectively," he said.

Ali made the remarks during the launch of the police website on Friday night at a city hotel. The website, www.kenyapolice.go.ke is now functional and being supervised by a team of experts, who download any information received and forward it to the relevant departments.

The site has a number of features, which include the names of all the senior officers, crime statistics, how one can report a crime and make a complaint and when one should call the 999 emergency line.

It also has the telephone numbers of most of the police stations across the country, the status of police reforms, a section on traffic updates and the services offered by the force.

A list of wanted persons and their pictures is also posted on the website, which will be launched after close to a decade of waiting. On the site, it is explained what one needs to do to hire the services of the police, which include a police officer and their vehicles, dogs and other issues. It also gives the force's affiliate organisations in the fight against crime.

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