CCTV cameras will be installed in Nairobi to catch traffic offenders. An international tender will be advertised next week for the supply and installation of CCTV.
Metropolitan Minister Jamleck Kamau announced yesterday that the installation of a surveillance system in Nairobi will modernise and improve security surveillance and traffic monitoring.
The project comes in the wake of widespread insecurity incidences and accidents around the city. Kamau said the proposed system is in line with the ministry's goal of ensuring a safe and secure Nairobi Metropolitan Region through an effective metropolitan policing strategy. "The system will help monitor the expanded CBD which includes Community Area, Upper Hill, Industrial Area, Westlands, Eastleigh and all the main corridors into thecity including Mombasa Road, Jogoo Road, Thika Road, Langata Road, Waiyaki Way and Ngong Road," he said.
"The system will also improve traffic management including monitoring inter-connected traffic signals and capture the happenings at the junctions and any traffic offences. When fully implemented, the system will capture over speeding vehicles through number plate recognition."
The minister added that the proposed system will also be connected to all emergency service operators including Kenya Police, National Disaster Operations Centre, Ambulances and Fire Brigade. The main stakeholders identified in the inter-ministerial committee include Kenya Police, Administration Police, City Council of Nairobi, Ministry of Information, E-Government, Telkom Kenya, NCBDA and MONMED. Vigilance House, where the police force has its headquarters has already identified the second floor in Nairobi Provincial Police Headquarters to house the Control room while the redundant control room will be at a secret location.