The Government has boosted its efforts in combating transnational organized crime in patnership with the International Criminal Police
Speaking during a meeting with the Secretary General of Interpol, Jürgen Stock, Dr. Matiang’i expressed Kenya’s wish to collaborate with the world’s largest international police organization to build a safe cyber environment ahead of the launch of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS)
Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i also restated H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s support to Interpol as Kenya seeks to eliminate all criminal networks, which are a serious threat to both the national and international security.
Speaking on cybercrime, he explained on how it is real in this digital era, and assured that they are taking all measures to remain ahead of the criminals. He also spoke confidently stating that the data which will be collected during the upcoming digital
registration exercise will be secure.
The Cabinet Secretary disclosed that most economic crimes are linked to illegal travel papers, but assured Kenyans that they are unstoppable in this fight.
“Apart from streamlining our immigration laws, we’re also in hot pursuit of wanted fugitives to bring them to justice in line with the international criminal law.” He said
Jürgen Stock, recognized Kenya as a key partner in the global regime against terrorism and crime. He said Interpol will improve its
contribution in this drive in terms of skills and resources.
In this regard, a mega-project which will serve as one of Interpol’s global early warning systems is ongoing in Nairobi. The project aims at expanding Africa’s technical ability to counter major security threats.