TU-K to Combat Crime Using Geo-ICT
TU-K Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol (Centre) NCRC Director Gerald Wandera exchange a document after the signing ceremony. Present during the event was; Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Technology Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) Prof Suki Mwendwa (Second- L), the University Secretary Mrs. Ruth Kirwa (L) and Dr. Simeon Kanani of the School of Surveying and Geospatial Sciences. Others are; NCRC Governing Council Member Prof. Florence Muli-Musiime and Principal Researcher Stephen Muteti.
Technical University of Kenya has taken a major step in combating crime using Technology. The university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Crime Research Centre (NCRC).
TU-K will come up with ways and means of mapping and visualizing crime in form of data bases and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping.
The MoU was signed recently at the university, in presence of TU-K Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of
Technology Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) Prof Suki Mwendwa, The University Secretary Mrs. Ruth Kirwa and Dr. Simeon Kanani of the School of Surveying and Geospatial Sciences. Others were; NCRC Governing Council Member Prof. Florence Muli-Musiime, Director Gerald Wandera, and Principal Researcher Stephen Muteti.
TU-K’s Departments of Geoinformation & Earth Observation and Spatial Planning & Design are actively involved in the project that will integrate human safety and security, with urban design.
The university will further benefit from the MoU by acquiring scholarships for Five PhD’s and 10 master students in the area of crime mapping.
Prof. Aduol observed that the signing of an MoU marked an important journey in reducing crime using Technology and therefore should not only be limited to degrees and staff exchange programs. He noted that security of any given society is paramount.