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DCI Boss Kinoti Elected to Interpol’s Executive Committee

by Zablon Ondari
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Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DC) boss George Kinoti was on Thursday morning, 25th November, elected to the Interpol Executive Committee during the 89th session of the Interpol General Assembly, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kinoti, who was voted in overwhelmingly, will represent Africa at the key security organ that brings together 195 member states from across the world.

In a statement, the DCI said Kinoti’s election to the decision making table of the world’s largest police organisation is an endorsement of the strategies Kenya has put in place to fight crime, especially in counter terrorism, organised crime, cyber crime and transnational crimes.

“It’s also a vote of confidence in the DCI on the global stage, in the manner that we have continued to discharge our mandate. With our lessons and experiences in the fight against terror, Kenya’s election to the executive committee of the general assembly couldn’t have come at a better time,” it added.

DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road, Nairobi, hosts the Interpol regional bureau for East and Central Africa as well as the Eastern Africa Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence, where all counter terror related operations in the region are coordinated.

While making his acceptance speech, Mr Kinoti acknowledged the efforts put in place by member countries in crime management and called on them to work together, especially in the fight against terror.

“The realisation that we cannot fight this monster alone has contributed to the successes we have registered so far across the world as a result of cooperation and information sharing between our different countries and security agencies,” said Kinoti.

Established more than 100 years ago, Interpol works in conjunction with all member countries and international organisations, including the United Nations to combat international crime.

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