March 4, 2021


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Coronavirus: DCI suspends issuance of good conduct certificates

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has suspended the issuance of Certificates of Good Conduct as part of measures aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus in the country.

In a statement issued of Sunday, the DCI said private fingerprint forensic services will also remain suspended for the next two weeks.

“… the Directorate has suspended services in respect to private fingerprint forensic and issuance of Police Clearance Certificates previously known as Certificate of Good Conduct, for the next two weeks,” said the DCI.

The DCI further announced that through its clinical personnel, it shall be screening and testing both staff and visitors at its headquarters on considered emergency cases.

“Any case diagnosed will be referred to the relevant government medical institutions immediately for further attention,” added the statement.

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Meanwhile, the Department of Immigration services will also be scaling down its operations to avoid overcrowding at their offices in a bid to reduce the rate of coronavirus transmission.

A statement from the Director General of Immigration Services Alexander Muteshi indicates that passport applicants will access the immigration offices strictly on appointment.

“For purposes of managing risks by congestion, appointment bookings will be rescheduled to ensure minimal and safe numbers are in our premises at any given time,” said Muteshi.

Urgent passport cases will however be considered.

The revised appointment dates will be shared via SMS notification and on the e-citizen portal.

So far, three coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Kenya, prompting the government to announce a raft of preventive measures including closing down of all learning institutions.