Kenya has on Tuesday launched a mobile phone App for reporting crime.
The App designed by National Crime Research Centre will ensure incidente that go unreported are documented and acted upon.
Kenyans fear reporting crimes at police stations as a result about 70 per cent incidents go unreported, the NCRC Chief Executive Officer Gerald Wandera said.
“The App will significantly reduce unreported crime, because it has security features that will guarantee the information received will held in confidence and the privacy of those who report crimes will be respected,” he said.
The data entered is received real time at the NCRC’s data centre, which is monitored round the clock.
Among the tools that make the App vibrant, the user can upload photographs, PDF files and audios as evidence of crime.