The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has received an assortment of forensic investigations equipment donated by the German government.
Information CS Joe Mucheru was the chief guest at the handover ceremony at DCI headquarters, Kiambu Road.
“I’m not ignorant of the previous donations the German government has granted the DCI,” said Mucheru. “From the 5 vehicles, 10 motorcycles & crime investigation kits given to the ATPU in 2019, to an assortment of furniture & equipment donated for the upcoming DCI Forensic Lab.”
German Deputy Ambassador Thomas Wimmer was also present at the event. He branded the occasion as the beginning of a hard time for criminal syndicates in the country.
The equipment includes specialized crime investigation kits and dozens of video and photographic cameras. The over Ksh27m-worth of donations is besides three furnished simulation rooms the Embassy has developed at NPS Training College-Kiganjo, DCI academy and DCI headquarters.
DCI director George Kinoti hailed the German cooperation and steady partnerships in battling crime, which was pertinent in the consolidation of watertight cases.
According to a strategic plan launched recently, DCI plans to spend Ksh7.6 billion in mobilizing operations of a forensic laboratory. To cracks some cases, the directorate has been relying on foreign laboratories to conduct evidence tests.
In the meantime, the Crime Journalists Association of Kenya (CJAK) has been launched.