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Treasury, Interior CSs meet to discuss security initiatives

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has underscored the role of the National Forensic Laboratory in elevating the capabilities of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), to meet international standards.

Kindiki, who paid a courtesy call on Speaking, Friday, during a courtesy call on Treasury counterpart Njuguna Ndung’u, emphasised that the completion of the facility will revolutionise crime investigation processes.

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Previously, samples from crime scenes had to be sent to South Africa for analysis.

However, with the operationalisation of the National Forensic Laboratory, the cumbersome process will be eliminated.

DCI boss Mohamed Amin and the accounting officer of the National Police Service (NPS), Bernice Sialaal were also present during the meeting.

Amin said the fixing of the necessary equipment in the 10 specialized scientific laboratories is part of government’s commitment to strengthening the nation’s security infrastructure.

The ultra-modern forensic laboratory, which was commissioned by former head of state Uhuru Kenyatta on June 13, 2022, at the DCI headquarters, is classified under the security, peace building, and conflict management sectors.

The multi-billion-shilling laboratory was identified as a security flagship project under Vision 2030 and was one of the projects to be completed under the first medium-term plan for 2008–12.

Gene Gituku
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