Gazette Notice No. 14485
TASKFORCE ON COMMUNITY POLICING
IT IS NOTIFIED for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government has appointed a Taskforce consisting of the following—
Titus Naikuni (Dr.).
Nurie Abdillai Abdi.
Francis Sang (Dr.).
Lanoi Jane Parmuat.
Harsama Phillip Kello.
Terms of Reference:
- The terms of reference of the taskforce are to—
(a) co-ordinate the review of the program document on police reforms to assess the progress made in the implementation of community policing and develop a road map for fast tracking the pending reform activities and emerging priorities;
(b) examine and appraise the traditional and current community policing systems and structures with a view to adopting best practices and aligning the systems to the national security model;
(c) redefine community policing in the context of the Nyumba Kumi and facilitate the development of an implementation framework with clear roles and responsibilities of the community, the police, the administrative officers at the national level of government and other stakeholders for the entrenchment of public participation and accountability in policing;
(d) examine and document best practices in policing in different environments and jurisdictions and co-ordinate the process of developing a National Policy on community policing;
(e) co-ordinate a nationwide civic education and awareness campaign on the Nyumba Kumi (Usalama Kwa Wote) concept to mobilize public support and participation in community policing and the ongoing police reforms;
(f) co-ordinate the development of a national crime prevention strategy based on the Nyumba Kumi concept of community policing;
(g) monitor, evaluate and report on the progress made in the implementation of police reforms; and
(h) recommend any other measures to be taken to strengthen community policing as a strategy to enhance national security.
2. In the performance of its functions, the Taskforce—
(a) shall hold such number of meetings in such places and at such times as the taskforce shall, in consultation with the Cabinet Secretary, consider necessary for the proper discharge of its functions;
(b) may co-opt not more than three persons who possess the necessary expertise, skills and experience in the field of policing including the “Nyumba Kumi” and such other aspects of reforms in the National Police Service;
(c) may, with the approval of the Cabinet Secretary, enlist the services of a consultant to assist in the discharge of its functions;
(d) shall conduct public hearings and open forums and receive views from members of the public and receive oral and written submissions from any person with relevant information; and
(e) may carry out or cause to be carried out such studies or researches as may inform the taskforce on its mandate.
- The taskforce shall regulate its own procedure.
The Taskforce shall remain in office for a period of two years or for such longer period as the Cabinet Secretary may, by notice in the Gazette, prescribe.
- The Taskforce shall prepare and submit to the Cabinet Secretary, bi-annual progress reports and such further reports as the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government may require on the implementation of reforms in the National Police Service.
- The secretariat of the Taskforce shall be based at Jogoo House, Block A and its address shall be P.O. Box 30510-00100, Nairobi.
Dated the 7th November, 2013.
JOSEPH OLE LENKU,
Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government.