Police Vehicles(GK series) with Insurance stickers.

holycow

Village Elder
#1
So yesterday, while in a matatu (Nairobi Area), i noticed a police land cruiser with insurance sticker on the windscreen. It seemed like a joke but was surprised when few minutes later, noticed another police vehicle had the insurance sticker plus the service stickers from Total.
Today, i saw yet another police vehicle with the insurance sticker. GK vehicles have not been known to have insurance. This could be part of "Jubilee development" or a way of making someone rich.
 

M2Random

Village Sponsor
#3
I also saw cops with a landcruiser (navy blue with siren and written POLICE) but the number plates were KBA XXXC i.e those of a private vehicle. @pamba explain this. Do cops lease landcruisers from wananchi? Is the police service broke?
 

Ubongo

Village Elder
#6
Cids have been using Subaru legacy all over the country. I read somewhere that police vehicles currently are under lease and after some miles they are serviced. Those of Cids, number plates keep on changing to disguise them
 

gashwin

Village Chief
#7
what service does a citizen require from a police vehicle? is it not service - ie moving officers to where needed. economists found it prudent to lease vehicles to police so that they can concentrate on their core duty of policing. that way police don't have to waste resources on fleet management while reducing the risk of procurement officers colluding with garages and fuel suppliers so that officers are grounded more often than not.
 

Tarantinoh

Village Sponsor
#8
what service does a citizen require from a police vehicle? is it not service - ie moving officers to where needed. economists found it prudent to lease vehicles to police so that they can concentrate on their core duty of policing. that way police don't have to waste resources on fleet management while reducing the risk of procurement officers colluding with garages and fuel suppliers so that officers are grounded more often than not.
The lease has eased the operations of the police, it's quite rare to get the once anthem of 'Gari Haina mafuta, saidia utumishi'.
 

spear

Village Sponsor
#10
@gashwin and @Tarantinoh have ended this debate. Cops now have vehicles to patrol and respond to emergencies. Leasing the vehicles is cheaper than buying and maintaining them. Repairs and service is the responsibility of the leasing company. 50000 police housing are been constructed. So far 10000 are complete. They are using prefab housing. Cops also have a life insurance of 10 million for each and a comprehensive health insurance. What's left is increase of wages and allowance. Its a good progress.
 
#12
I also saw cops with a landcruiser (navy blue with siren and written POLICE) but the number plates were KBA XXXC i.e those of a private vehicle. @pamba explain this. Do cops lease landcruisers from wananchi? Is the police service broke?
The GOK leases vehicles, so YES, that's every department that's in dire need.
Hata Judiciary wanazo, GK plated
 

Grundy

Village Sponsor
#14
So yesterday, while in a matatu (Nairobi Area), i noticed a police land cruiser with insurance sticker on the windscreen. It seemed like a joke but was surprised when few minutes later, noticed another police vehicle had the insurance sticker plus the service stickers from Total.
Today, i saw yet another police vehicle with the insurance sticker. GK vehicles have not been known to have insurance. This could be part of "Jubilee development" or a way of making someone rich.
I am curious as who the insurer is, could it be Armaco by any chance?
 

holycow

Village Elder
#19
Its a good progress.
You forgot the secure and upgraded communications systems( walkie talkies, CCTVs by Safaricom). About 4 years ago, i got myself a simple DVB-T USB tuner, installed SDR on a computer and could listen to UHF and VHF bands. I remember stumbling on traffic police dispatch on around 155Mhz and the patrol unit on 460Mhz. Such systems were not secure and anybody would listen in. After the upgrade, about 2 years ago, the signals got encrypted and unavailable. It's said the new gadgets have GPS and can be tracked hence making law enforcement easy.
PS
I'm into passive DXing so let villagers not mistake me for something else. I still listen to radio broadcasts on Shortwave.
 

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