#SMILEcon Tampa Using Twitter & Text For Community Policing In Kenya

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9th SMILE Conference Tampa, Florida May 29, 2014
Keynote Francis Kariuki, Chief of Police, Lanet Umoja, Kenya

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A while back I was using texting message to inform, reach out and stayed connected with the people in my constituency even though texting messaging was serving the purpose I was looking for a more advanced technology platform that would help me connect with people in my constituency in a broader way. Twitter Policing involves using social media technology to reduce crime, crime prevention tips, community crime surveillance which involves neighborhood watch and crime-reporting activities, altering the community of crime or danger, incidents reporting involving loss of life, property, animals, search and rescue of lost children and elderly, disasters reporting (fire), prevention and fighting illicit brews and local drug peddling , sharing community empowerment and capacity building opportunities and upward mobilization of the community. Twitter Policing involves using social media technology to reduce crime , crime prevention tips, community crime surveillance which involves neighborhood watch and crime-reporting activities, alerting the community of crime or danger, incidents reporting involving loss of life, property, animals, search and rescue of lost children and elderly, disasters reporting (fire), prevention and fighting illicit brews and local drug peddling , sharing community empowerment and capacity building opportunities and upward mobilization of the community.

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#SMILEcon Tampa Using Twitter & Text For Community Policing In Kenya

  1. 1. “Twitter as a Tool Community Policing” By: @ChiefKariuki
  2. 2. • “Tafadhali Chief nyuki wamevamia watoto hapa Lanet Umoja Nursery tafadhali tusaidie” • (Please Chief bees have invaded Lanet Umoja Nursery please help us) An urgent message
  3. 3. Lanet Umoja, Nakuru, Kenya
  4. 4. Reaching a Community Through Technology
  5. 5. Crime Reporting and Prevention
  6. 6. House on fire Neighborhood Watch
  7. 7. Recovered from carjackers
  8. 8. Rescued from a pit
  9. 9. A positive change in Nakuru
  10. 10. USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO MANAGE THE NYUMBA KUMI STRATEGY
  11. 11. Nyumba kumi
  12. 12. Nyumba kumi
  13. 13. National Level Regional Level Eg Nakuru, Laikipia Counties etc County Level Eg Subukia, Nakuru North, Njoro Sub-Counties etc Sub-County Level Eg Dunduri, Bahati Division etc Administrative Ward Lanet Umoja, Mereroni Location etc Location Level Kiamunyeki Sub Location etc Sub-Location Village 1, Village 2 etc Village Level Cluster of 10 Household Cluster 10 Household = 1 Cluster
  14. 14. INFORMATION SHARING Level I The Kumi leaders at the village level gather and share information. Level II Village Level -All kumi leaders meet & share information under the general guidance of the assistance chief. Level III Sub – location Level -Committee from Level II form a committee & share Information under Ass- Chief’s Guidance. Level IV Location Level committee from all Level III – form location committee share information under chief’s guidance. Level V Divisional Level Committees from Level IV forms divisional committee under DO’s guidance. Level VI Sub county Level committees from Level V forms sub- county committee & share information under Deputy County Commissioner. Level VII County level Committee from Level VI forms county committee & share information under county commissioner
  15. 15. Training Other Chiefs And Members Of Community
  16. 16. Join my blog: www.chiefkariuki.blogspot.com
  17. 17. It’s our new local newspaper for the county. It works on any internet-enabled phone. all news stories written by ‘citizen reporters’. This innovative news platform is looking for investment and innovations grants. Contact: desk@hivisasa.com Readers follow our breaking news on SMS with the shortcode “8988” and twitter @HivisasaNakuru
  18. 18. @chiefkariuki ChiefFrancis Kariuki mwaufranc@yahoo.com www.Chiefkariuki.blogspot.com P.o Box 1717-20100 Nakuru Kenya +254 722 666 576 chieffranciskariuki@gmail.com
  19. 19. Thank You

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