Sh81m complex to boost anti-terror war, says Matiang’i

Thursday, July 21st, 2022 03:29 | By
CS Fred Matiang'i
Interior CS Fred Matiangi. PHOTO/Courtesy

The war against terrorism and other organised crimes received a boost when a modern Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) complex in Mombasa was launched yesterday.

The Sh81 million facility, which is the first of its kind in the country, was established with the collaboration of the UK government.

It enables various ATPU teams to handle investigations, grill suspects, conduct evidence analysis and forensics, under one roof.

Speaking after unveiling the center accompanied by British High commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriot, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said terrorism is an evolving problem and Kenyan needs to evolve with global trends.

“The work that is being done by security agencies in Kenya is not enough. We need to up our game, but this facility adds to our additional capability in securing the country,” he said.

Marriot said the British government would continue to support Kenya anti terrorist activities in a bid to boost regional security.

“With the assistance of our partners, we have steadily grown our capabilities to confront terrorism and other transnational crimes,”she said.

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