Government of Kenya has indicated its commitment to reforming and modernizing the Country’s security sector through technology, capacity building and training, to effectively tackle modern-day security challenges.
The Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Interior of Kenya Kithure Kindiki in a meeting with U.S. Ambassador Meg Whitman who paid him a courtesy call at Harambee House, Nairobi listed counter terrorism, organized crime, trafficking in narcotics, human trafficking and cyber-crime among the GoK’s security priority areas.
CS Kindiki and Ambassador Whitman lauded the long-standing cooperation between Kenya and USA, that has yielded results in counter terrorism efforts, tackling organized crime, enhancing border control and support for the Kenya Coast Guard Service.
While outlining the government’s commitment to modernize Police equipment under the Security Equipment Modernization Programme, the CS said the Ministry will build the officers’ leadership capacity and reform the organizational culture of the security agencies.
On her part, the U.S. ambassador reiterated her Government’s role in supporting food security and drought mitigation efforts, as well as partnering with Kenya in use of technology to combat various aspects of emerging crime and to enhance service delivery.