By Samuel Ouma
The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti, was on Thursday morning of November 25, 2021, elected to the INTERPOL executive committee, during the 89th session of the INTERPOL General Assembly, in Istanbul, Turkey.
The DCI chief who was voted in overwhelmingly will represent Africa for three years at the key security organ that brings together over 195 member states worldwide.
Mr. Kinoti’s election to the decision-making table of the world’s largest police organization is an endorsement of the strategies that Kenya country has put in place in the management of crime, especially in counter-terrorism, organized crime, cybercrime, and transnational crimes, among others.
“It is a vote of confidence in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations at the global stage, on the manner that we have continued to discharge our mandate in the recent past,” read part of a statement released by the DCI.
DCI Headquarters hosts the INTERPOL regional bureau for East and Central Africa and the Eastern Africa Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence, where all counter terror-related operations within the region are coordinated.
While making his acceptance speech, Mr. Kinoti has acknowledged the efforts put in place by member countries in crime management and called upon them to work together, especially in the fight against terror.
“The realization that we cannot fight this monster alone has contributed to the successes that we have registered across the world so far, as a result of cooperation and information sharing between our different countries and security agencies,” said the DCI chief.