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KARA partners with Opticom Kenya Ltd to leverage on technology to improve safety and security in neighborhoods

POSTED: 13th Oct

KARA has partnered with Opticom Kenya Ltd to leverage on technology to improve safety and security in the neighborhoods.

Under the partnership, KARA and Opticom agreed to cooperate and build synergy in the following areas: Understanding the security needs of urban residents; Engaging residents in urban areas on security options that can effectively address their needs; Creating public awareness, interest and participation in finding solutions to the security challenges at the neighborhood level and nationally.

Speaking during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the parties, KARA CEO Henry Ochieng stated that the MoU provides a framework for cooperation between the two organizations especially in regard to leveraging on technology to address safety and security challenges in the neighborhoods.

“Technology offers huge opportunity to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods across the country. This partnership opens the door for co-creating solutions that will effectively address security challenges faced by Resident Associations and by extension Kenya. We will capitalize on our respective strengths to promote optimal and sustainable security solutions for our members. We appreciate Opticom, who are also members of KARA, for partnering with us.” Mr. Ochieng’ added.

Mr. Tim Chege, CEO Opticom Kenya Limited, welcomed the partnership and said that the Company was willing to collaborate with KARA to provide integrated security solutions to its members.

“Opticom welcomes this partnership as it will enable us have structured and effective engagement with residents across various neighborhoods in Kenya and effectively respond to their concerns. Our focus is to improve safety and security in the communities through a range of integrated security solutions, and to promote crime prevention through environmental design principles. We hope to achieve this through collaboration with KARA” Mr. Chege added.

Published by The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA)

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