Answers to questions by #KOT about #NyumbaKumi
Official roll out means the start of the process of implementation of a Programme or an initiative. This may be done through a ceremony where the President, Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary or senior Government official presides and declare formally the introduction of the Programme. 2.
#NyumbaKumi which is also called Usalama msingi is not a new policing initiative. It is community policing defined in terms of cluster of households. These households can be in a court in an estate, a street, a block of houses, a manyatta, a market centre etc. Under the ongoing police reforms, guidelines have been developed on community policing and the process of formulating a policy is ongoing 3.
#NyumbaKumi is not about spying on your neighbour. It about creating a forum for members in a given residential area to regularly meet and discuss their security challenges and to share their challenges with the police. #NyumbaKumi or community policing seeks to empower community to participate on matters of their security. 4.
Answered in 3 5.
Residents of a given area (NyumbaKumi) will be expected to elect their leaders, whose power or responsibilities can be defined to include convening meetings to discuss security of their area and communicating their security concern to the relevant government office. Leadership in Community policing is a voluntary service to community. 6.
See no 2 7.
NyumbaKumi is community policing. The government has been allocating funds to support community policing and will continue to do so. 8.
Community policing is underpinned by provisions of article 244(e). Community policing and by extension #NyumbaKumi is provided for in a Section 96-100 of the National Police Service Act. 9.
See no 3 above 10.
Yes. Parliament has a constitutional mandate to oversight over the performance of ministries and programmes being implemented by any ministry. Through the relevant departmental committee, parliament will be at liberty to oversight over implementation of #NyumbaKumi initiative. 11.
See no 3 above