Kinoti lauds government efforts to train 20 million citizens on digital skills

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The Director-General – Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has lauded an initiative by the ICT ministry to train over 20 million citizens on digital skills terming the initiative as timely in the increasingly globalized world that we live in today.

The DCI Chief noted that the Directorate had digitized most of its services and embraced modern-day technology in solving crimes by employing Forensic science in investigating cases. He said this led to the expeditious resolution of crime puzzles that would have taken longer to resolve, placing the Directorate at par with established investigative agencies worldwide.

Mr Kinoti said that the Directorate had developed the required human resource capacity, including experts in Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, and Mathematics, among other scientific fields, who are the leading brains behind the improved performance of the Directorate.

At the same time, the Director-General called out those belittling the work of Police officers based on their academic qualifications. Mr Kinoti, who termed the verbal attacks as misplaced, wondered why those making fun of police officers' academics failed to celebrate the emotional intelligence displayed by police officers providing security.

The DCI chief added that police officers should be congratulated for being emotionally strong when provoked under such circumstances while providing their services dutifully.

Mr Kinoti spoke on Wednesday during the launch of the training of 20 million citizens on digital skills at a function presided over by the Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Hon Joe Mucheru, at a Nairobi hotel.

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