Kenya steps up partnership with Interpol


Nairobi, KENYA: Kenya has stepped up its partnership with Interpol to help in the fight against transnational organised crime.

Speaking during a meeting with the Secretary General of Interpol, Jürgen Stock, Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i expressed Kenya’s desire to collaborate with the world’s largest international police organization to build an unassailable cyber environment ahead of the launch of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS).

“We are aware that cybercrime is real in this digital era, but we are taking all measures to remain ahead of the criminals,” Matiang’i said.

Matiang’i reiterated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s support to Interpol as Kenya seeks to root out all criminal networks, that pose serious threats to national and international security.

He exuded confidence that the data which will be collected during the upcoming digital registration exercise will be secure.

The Cabinet Secretary also revealed that Kenya is working with various anti-money laundering agencies across the globe to identify sources and destinations of proceeds of crime.

“Most economic crimes are linked to fraudulent travel papers, but we are relentless in this fight. Apart from streamlining our immigration laws,” he added.