Security agencies put measures in place to fight terrorism

Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet says concerted efforts have been put in place to fight terrorism and violent extremism in the country.

Boinnet said the National Police Service is working with multi agencies such as the National Intelligence Service, the Military Intelligence, International Police (Interpol) and relevant security agencies in the county to fight the scourge.

Speaking Tuesday during Day Two of the International Conference on Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Nairobi, the IG noted that religious and political ideologies are major causes of terrorism across the globe, therefore, concerted global ideas and remedies are required.

He said global tactics used to suppress rampant attacks by ISIS in the Middle East should be emulated to end terrorism in Kenya and Africa in general.

Boinnet revealed that the Police Service has introduced a new curriculum on terrorism in its training institutions and has also equipped the trainees with state of the art equipment for the specialized training.

Earlier, Chairperson of the Africa Capacity Building, Amb. Erastus Mwencha, said 60% of terror attacks are in Africa.

Speaking via a video link from the US, Amb. Mwencha said majority of terror attacks are home-grown. He cited The Sahel region in Chad where Boko Haram militia terrorize locals from Nigeria and Chad.

  

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