President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday formally opened the Directorate of Legal Investigations (DCI) Nationwide Forensic Laboratory.
Talking through the launch on the DCI headquarters in Nairobi, President Kenyatta mentioned the brand new state-of-the-art facility will enhance the DCI’s means to unravel advanced crimes and help the legal justice system via evidence-based investigations.
The President added that the brand new forensic laboratory will even facilitate the short and dependable reconstructions of occasions in addition to identification of suspects via validated and internationally acceptable means.
“The evidence-led investigation, that’s enabled via these enhanced forensic capabilities will even steer the modernization of the Directorate of Legal Investigations and make sure the Directorate meets the worldwide policing norms and requirements.
“As a supplementary dividend, it can additionally shield our law enforcement officials from unfounded allegations which have been there up to now,” President Kenyatta mentioned.
He identified that the ultra-modern facility will even assist in the unravelling of capital offences reminiscent of homicide and theft with violence in addition to combating rising and transitional organized crimes together with terrorism, drug trafficking, illicit arms commerce, counterfeiting, smuggling and offences in opposition to wildlife.
Noting that during the last 20 years crime has dramatically modified and expanded into new frontiers, the President mentioned the brand new facility will revolutionize the investigatory methods via cutting-edge science leading to a safer and extra simply Kenya for all.
“In that regard, this nationwide endeavor is predicted to disrupt established legal patterns by forensic laboratory methods, crime scene methods, documentation, and correct transportation of reveals whereas sustaining the chain of custody in addition to customs and borders safety,” he mentioned.
The Head of State singled out sim swapping and the everyday “tuma kwa hii quantity” syndicate as a number of the crimes that the DCI nationwide forensic laboratory will take care of correctly.
He expressed satisfaction that the Authorities’s reforms within the safety sector together with the city safety surveillance system, police housing and group medical and life insurance coverage cowl have enhanced the capability of the police service, the jail service and the complete legal justice system.
On the similar time, President Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Inside collectively with the Ministry of ICT to give you methods of additional strengthening the capability of the cybercrime unit inside the DCI forensic laboratory.
“I additional direct the Nationwide Police Service to introduce a compulsory steady skilled improvement programme on Cyber Safety for all officers charged with legal investigations,” President Kenyatta mentioned.
In his remarks, Inside CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i thanked President Kenyatta for facilitating the institution of transformative establishments within the safety which have helped Kenyans obtain improved companies.
“It takes management as a result of your imaginative and prescient, while you took the oath of workplace in 2013, many of those establishments and issues we’re speaking about right here have been non-existent. In the present day, after we take a look at the capacities we’ve got acquired, it’s a tribute to your focus, to your judgement and to your dedication to our nation and particularly the dedication to the safety sector.
“A technique we will pay tribute to His Excellency the President is to make use of these sources successfully to make Kenyans even far more proud due to the turnaround time in investigations, as a result of the track about sending samples to South Africa is coming to an finish immediately,” Dr. Fred Matiang’i.
Chief Justice Martha Koome mentioned the establishments and the actors within the Kenyan legal justice sector are grateful for the event of the nationwide forensic laboratory, saying it can improve the effectiveness of the nation’s legal justice sector.
The Chief Justice identified that the forensic laboratory will improve the effectivity and effectiveness of the DCI’s investigations functionality resulting in a constructive ripple impact all through the justice sector.
Different audio system included Inspector Common of Police Hillary Mutyambai and DCI Director George Kinoti
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