Up to 130 public servants drawn from the police, prisons and probation departments are currently in JKUAT for a two week intensive statistical training workshop, funded by Kenya National Statistical System Project a unit under Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to the tune of Shs 14 million aimed at furnishing public judicial officers with analytical skills crucial in their day to day data gathering and analysis procedures to boost their evidence and decision making process.
Speaking during the official opening session, the Vice chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga told participants the general public was now highly enlightened and solutions to their problems required a new and scientific approach and proper interpretation of data. Crime management she told the workshop required suitable generation of statistical data useful in building crime profiles. She reminded the audience JKUAT was committed to remain ahead in the generation of new knowledge through research, which could then be transferred to the citizens to foster national development.
The function was also addressed by Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, JKUAT Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Mr. David Mboni Project Manager Director National Statistical System, David Ayota of Police headquarters training department and Mary Mbau deputy director Probation and Aftercare services in the ministry of Home Affairs among other.