You will now have an opportunity to engage the Inspector General of Police on policing issues on Twitter between 11am-12n00n.
Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai on Sunday acknowledged that there has been a clamour by the public to have a closer and keener engagement with the police.
“I have taken note of that and will be dedicating an hour every alternate Monday to engage with you personally on a live Twitter chat #EngageTheIG.,” he tweeted.
He said that whereas the National Police Service has formal and viable structures of engagement with the public, the Monday session will bolster the efforts of those structures.
“During these sessions, we will be sharing thoughts on improving our services to the public. I will be open to suggestions from you and will also be taking note of issues that may need urgent attention from my office and from the public.”
“Looking forward to our inaugural session this coming Monday between 11am and noon. Let’s engage for a more effective, efficient and responsive service,” he said.
The police have been accused of excesses and brutality, especially during the enforcement of the Covid-19 curfew.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations tweeting at @DCI_Kenya has been a key user of social media to update Kenyans on arrests, investigations and engaging the public. They have on several occasions picked up cases on social media and made arrests.
Last year, the DCI was in a competition by Sumuri, an American software company for a high end forensic software, a race it finished second.
This followed an intense voting campaign by the five security agencies nominated for the prize; four of them being police units from the United States.
In an another indication of government taking advantage of social media to engage wananchi, Health Director General Patrick Amoth has been answering questions on Covid-19 under the hashtag #AskTheDG.