The director of the DCI Criminal Investigation Department, George Kinoti, on Thursday, was elected to the Central Committee of the Interpol International Police Department, during a general meeting held in Instabul Turkey.
The DCI director general, who received much support from the conference, will represent Africa in the international police force, which brings together 195 member states from around the world.
The election in Kinoti marks a major step forward for the nation in tackling crime, especially the war on terror, armed groups, cybercrime and international crime among others.
Addressing the gathering, Kinoti praised the efforts made by member states in tackling crime, while calling for greater cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
“Recognizing that we cannot deal with this giant alone, it has greatly contributed to the success we are witnessing around the world through cooperation and information sharing between different nations and security agencies,” said Kinoti.
Interpol, created more than 100 years ago, works in partnership with member states and international organizations as well as the United Nations to tackle crime.