NPS takes part in launch of police poster for deaf in Machakos

This will help the deaf understand and interact with the criminal justice system.

In Summary

• The information products have been developed with input from the NPS, the Judiciary, and the Office of the Director of Public prosecution.

• This is in a bid to empower the deaf so that they can interact with, and understand the criminal justice system.

Members of NPS, UNODC, DEK during the launch of knowledge products for the deaf at Machakos Youth Centre, Machakos County on September 22,2022.
Members of NPS, UNODC, DEK during the launch of knowledge products for the deaf at Machakos Youth Centre, Machakos County on September 22,2022.
Image: NPS/TWITTER

The National Police Service (NPS) on Thursday participated in the launch of knowledge products for the deaf at Machakos Youth Centre.

The Service was joined by the Deaf Empowerment Kenya (DEK) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Persons living with hearing impairments during the launch of knowledge products for the deaf at Machakos Youth Centre, Machakos County on September 22,2022.
Persons living with hearing impairments during the launch of knowledge products for the deaf at Machakos Youth Centre, Machakos County on September 22,2022.
Image: NPS/TWITTER

The launch is part of other activities undertaken by the DEK in marking 2022's Deaf Awareness Week.

The year's theme is "Building inclusive communities for all".

The information products have been developed with input from the NPS, the Judiciary, and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A man holding a police poster for the deaf during the launch of knowledge products for the deaf at Machakos Youth Centre, Machakos County on September 22,2022.
A man holding a police poster for the deaf during the launch of knowledge products for the deaf at Machakos Youth Centre, Machakos County on September 22,2022.
Image: NPS/TWITTER

This is in a bid to empower the deaf so that they can interact with, and understand the criminal justice system.

In attendance were representatives from Machakos County Child Welfare Services among other state and non-state partners. 

Representatives from the NPS lauded the UNODC, DEK, EU and other partners for the collaboration and support in a cause that affords the deaf access to justice.

The launch of knowledge products for the deaf at Machakos Youth Centre, Machakos County on September 22,2022.
The launch of knowledge products for the deaf at Machakos Youth Centre, Machakos County on September 22,2022.
Image: NPS/TWITTER
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