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Kenya partners with agencies to fight terrorism, transnational crime

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 02:30 | By
PS Raymond Omollo
PS Raymond Omollo. PHOTO/Print

Kenya has partnered with development partners to bolster the ability of security agencies to counter-terrorism and combat transnational crime through training, provision of equipment and exchange of strategic intelligence.

To further enhance their capacity to tackle other emerging security, humanitarian and development challenges, the government is also collaborating with various United Nations agencies, the US, the United Kingdom and other embassies in supporting reforms to improve professionalism, accountability, and compliance with human rights.

Interior Principal Secretary Dr Raymond Omollo (pictured) yesterday said the initiative would enable them to effectively respond in a coordinated and structured manner.

“It is through these actions that we will further solidify our partnership and maximise our positive impact to effectively respond in a coordinated and structured manner,” he said.

The PS further said they will implement the recommendations of the National Taskforce on improvement of the terms and conditions of Service by retired Chief Justice David Maraga team.

“Police reforms are still on top of the Government’s agenda. There are some recommendations that need to be implemented immediately including the salaries for the police and prisons officers. We will implement this in a 3-year period beginning this July,” PS Omollo said.

To prevent irregular migration, human trafficking, and the smuggling of illicit and counterfeit goods, the PS said the European Union, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the German Development Agency (GIZ) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have sponsored various programs to enhance Kenya’s border security and management capabilities.

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