Updated Jan 16, 2018

Mokaya Asuma joseph

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In a world full of uncertainities, incident management is key to help avert people suffereing. Unfortunately in kenya and many other african countries help usually comes too late. Accidents, robberies, rape and many others go untamed while NGOs, donors and multinationals pump funds to adovate against such vices. Disaster preparedness is a song that hits us when a disaster has stricken, 254SOS h...
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In a world full of uncertainities, incident management is key to help avert people suffereing. Unfortunately in kenya and many other african countries help usually comes too late. Accidents, robberies, rape and many others go untamed while NGOs, donors and multinationals pump funds to adovate against such vices. Disaster preparedness is a song that hits us when a disaster has stricken, 254SOS helps us keep in check such that when it happens we are ready. Numbers for a safer world.
How does your innovation work?
254SOS hopes to manage the many resources around the country including medical hospitals, fire stations and fire engines, National police resources and many other more resources that can be used in the time of a crisis. 254SOS will receive data inputs from social media, SMS, phone calls though a call center and mobile applications. Social media is a key component of this process because most Kenyans are now connected to the internet and there has been a lot of incidents that have been raised on facebook and twitter as a way of activism. In the recent past there have been incidents that Kenyan politicians have been charged for incitement. This means that social media has now been used as a source of evidence and it’s admissible in court. SMS, phone calls and an emergency application will be used to collect data from the public. After the incidents have been collected, there will be an analyst assign appropriate help to that particular incidents. This is going to be easy now that there is a devolved system of government and each county is in the process of buying new machinery to support the various department. In this case, most counties are buying ambulances, fire engines and equipping the hospitals. Thus, after the appropriate help has been assigned to the people in-charge of that help will receive an SOS SMS showing where, what, when, how long ago the incident occurred. Just in-case the help assigned is not available, we can get from the pool of resources the next possible help as fast as possible. Ultimately the data acquired will be used to generate security reports for different stake holders. The national governments can have strategic meetings around this report. The county governments can know which additional resources they should add, citizens can sign up for briefs to enhance their knowledge on what is happening around them.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

In the recent past there has been a lot of terror attacks, coupled with perennial complaints of police lack of professionalism when dealing with small complaints of robbery and other small crimes which drove the idea behind 254SOS. Security is one of the most fundamental requirements of human survival and when this is contravened there is endless suffering on all fronts and it breaks down the fabric of the society. In the olden days there have been vigilant groups e.g. sungu sungu in the Kisii community that have taken matters in their hands to control some of these vices. In the absence of law and order the citizens of a nation are bound to take things in their own hands. Like many people in Kenya will say, most complaints taken to the police station never become fruitful unless you can buy your justice which is similar to many countries in Africa where professionalism doesn’t feature at the top of the list. 254SOS is an incident and crisis management system. A system the will be used to collect incidents and carefully find a way of channeling help to those who need it. Some of the incidents that this system will collect data on are;
  • Robbery
  • Breakings
  • Carjacking
  • Accidents
  • Crimes against persons e.g. o
    • Rape
    • Molestation
    • Sodomy
    • Defilement
    • Bestiality
  • Homicide
  • Assault
  • Corruption
Most people who experience these vices done on them are often not capable of paying for the services that will lead to them receiving services. There are many preventable outcomes and suffering if there were a lot more proper and more precise way of dealing with incidents from the smallest and to the biggest incident. When small incidents are not well managed then they accumulate into very big incidents that can be categorized as a crisis. With the help of all key players I hope 254SOS can be used to make Kenya a safer country and one that investors can have confidence in the management of issues.
Registered in Kenyain Kenya

Focus Areas:

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance

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Implemented In:

Kenya

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Country Implemented In
Funding Goal70,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted8,000,000

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New Country Implemented In
Kenya