Interior CS Matiang’i Meets Interpol President

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i today met with the International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol, President in Nairobi, Kenya.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i today met with the International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol, President in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya pledged to strengthen its collaboration with Interpol in the fight against organized transnational crime.

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“Kenya is cooperating with international partners to fight Transnational Organized Crime, including the Regional Operation Centre Khartoum (ROCK). We will continue working closely with our neighbors to better protect our citizens,” Matiang’i said

Matiang’i was speaking during the 10th meeting of the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL), which was the first time Kenya was hosting the event.

The agenda of the meeting was to review the strategic, operational, and tactical cooperation among member states’ police units.

The Cabinet Secretary urged member countries to pool resources in intelligence-gathering and information sharing and harmonize border-monitoring policies to counter emerging security threats

 “Combating international crime is an expensive undertaking. Rising transnational crime and the complex nature of some of it obliges governments to allocate more resources to security budgets. Spending more on intelligence gathering, policy reforms, costly equipment and more officers for strategic deployment has become inevitable,” he said. 

Interpol President, Maj-Gen, Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, urged for more joint AFRIPOL-Interpol operations.

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