UNODC, Germany And EU Donates Assorted Non-Expendable Equipment To The DCI.

UNODC, Germany And EU Donates Assorted Non-Expendable Equipment To The DCI.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) in partnership with the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union delegation to Kenya today donated assorted non-expendable equipment to the DCI.

The supplies and equipment will boost the DCI's Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Protection Unit's capacity to battle Transnational Organized Crimes.

Five vehicles, a generator, Forensic kits among other items were received by the Director George Kinoti at DCI headquarters.

In her remarks, Ms Sylvie Bertrand, the UNODC Deputy Regional Representative said: "UNODC will support the Government of Kenya to implement its legal obligations under the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime - Trafficking in persons and Smuggling of Migrants Protocol"

Further, she reiterated that UNODC will support criminal justice practitioners in Kenya to detect, investigate and prosecute the perpetrators with a human rights and gender-based approach.

On his part, Mr Kinoti lauded the donor partners for their continued support and collaboration in battling Transnational crimes.

"DCI detectives are working tirelessly to nab individuals and groups that are engaged in such violations," Kinoti added.

Accompanying Ms Bertrand were Mr. Thomas Wimmer -Acting Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kenya, Ms Katrina Hagemann-The Deputy Ambassador of EU delegation to Kenya among other European Union delegates.

In another event the DCI received another donation of two vehicles from the United States Government.

The vehicles made available through the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Nairobi Country Office, will support the DCI's efforts to combat drug trafficking and transnational criminal networks operating in Kenya.