Acting Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i yesterday challenged security agencies in the East African region to use modern technology in the fight against terrorism and other transnational crimes.
Speaking at the Humanitarian and Peace Support School (HPSS) in Embakasi, Nairobi, during the official closure of a field training course, Matiang’i assured that policy-makers will ensure adequate budget is made available to facilitate use of modern equipment.
“I urge security agencies in the region to embrace and inculcate use of modern technology which today provides many solutions to the challenges that we face.” Matiang’i added.
At least 430 participants from the 13 Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Co-operation Organisation (Eapcco) discussed ways of enhancing regional efforts to combat transnational crime.
He emphasised the need for co-operation among regional security agencies and Eapcco members states to combat organised criminal gangs who have their networks spread globally.
“I wish to take this opportunity to thank Eapcco for bringing together officers from the region to train and share experiences on the best practices to deal with crimes,” said Matiang’i.