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Rampant Child Trafficking, DCI, FBI To Strengthen Ties In The Fight

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Rampant Child Trafficking, DCI, FBI To Strengthen Ties In The Fight

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has received two Child Adolescent Forensic Interview (CAFI) kits to strengthen the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit.

The donations were made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

DCI Director George Kinoti said the two entities enjoy a longstanding partnership with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, in the fight against transnational organized crimes specifically in combating human trafficking and crimes against children.

“This has been achieved through information sharing, continuous training, as well as tooling and equipping of detectives with modern tools of trade to manage crime,” He said.

Kinoti said the kits had earlier been identified by AHTCPU as essential to furthering their investigations into cases targeting children.

Rampant Child Trafficking, DCI, FBI To Strengthen Ties In The Fight. Photo Courtesy

In a ceremony presided over by the FBI International Operations Assistant Director, Alvin Winston, the Kits were handed over to Kinoti, at the DCI Headquarters on Tuesday.

The CAFI kits were donated in honor of FBI Special Agents Dan Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger, who devoted their careers to investigating crimes against children and were murdered on February 2, 2022, while serving a search warrant in a crime against children investigation in Florida, USA.

Kinoti thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigations for the kits, adding that they would go a long way in enabling child protection officers to generate watertight cases against suspects who abuse children.

Later, the two discussed matters of mutual interest between the two investigative agencies.

The high-ranking FBI official was accompanied by the acting Section Chief Alexander Otte, among other senior FBI officials and staff at the United States embassy in Kenya.

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