DCI Chief Mohammed Amin Receives Top FBI Official

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Kenya's Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday hosted a high-profile delegation from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as Kenya seeks to strengthen ties with the established U.S investigative agency.

The delegation, led by FBI's Assistant Director Raymond P. Duda, arrived at the headquarters to a warm reception by Amin, who expressed his delight at hosting the visitors.

FBI and DCI have had a longstanding partnership dating back many years, specifically in combating terrorism and violent extremism, transnational organized crimes such as drugs and human trafficking, money laundering, and smuggling of wildlife trophies, among others.

During the meeting, Duda lauded the Directorate's efforts in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, adding that the Federal Bureau of Investigations was committed to continuing to support the Directorate in developing its human resource capacity to deal with the ever-present threat of terror.

While appreciating the collaboration that the two agencies have had in the recent past, Amin thanked his visitor for the continued partnership and collaboration, especially in supporting the DCI Anti Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) and in the establishment of the unit's special counter-terror team the Emergency Response Team (ERT).

The DCI chief appreciated the inter-agency cooperation that the two institutions have had, which he credited for the reduced instances of terror attacks in the country and across the region. He pledged to further the cooperation by building on the foundation laid by his predecessors and seeking new partnerships for the safety and security of all.

Duda's visit comes soon after another high-profile visit in July by FBI's International Operations Deputy Assistant Director, Alvin Winston, who presented many crucial investigations kits essential for investigations of cases affecting vulnerable children.

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.

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