Kenya, Rwanda sign deal to address transnational crime
25 August 2015, 09:10
Nairobi - Kenya and Rwanda signed a deal to tackle rising transnational crime after a week-long regional police chiefs meeting that ended Monday in Naivasha.
Inspector-General of Police, Joseph Boinett said that the deal entailed joint operations and training in a bid to address rising cases of transnational crime.
Boinett noted that this was one of the recommendations from the Eastern African Police Chief's Organization (EAPCO) which advocated for joint collaboration.
"This is a culmination of two months exercise and we expect the agreement to address in a big way cases of crime," he said while admitted that the economic wellbeing of the region was under threat due to rising cases of transnational crime.
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Rwanda police boss, Emmanuel Gasana praised the new security pact, adding that it would help solve many criminal activities.
"Under this deal, we shall share information, jointly track suspects and conduct joint operations in addressing the transnational crime," he said, terming the move as a big milestone in the region.
Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security Joseph Nkaissery challenged member countries to develop centers of excellence in security areas where they will have comparative advantage.
He said that terrorism formed the most single most dangerous threat facing the world, adding that it must be eliminated at all cost.
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