KENYA’S POLICE CHIEF SAYS EFFORTS MADE TO FIGHT TERRORISM, EXTREMISM

NAIROBI– Kenya’s top cop, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Joseph Boinnet says concerted efforts have been made to fight terrorism and violent extremism in the country.

The National Police Service is working with various agencies such as the National Intelligence Service, the Military Intelligence, International Police Organization (Interpol) and the relevant security agencies in the county to fight the scourge, he said here Tuesday.

Addressing the International Conference on Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Nairobi, the IGP noted that religious and political ideologies are the major causes of terrorism across the globe and therefore, concerted global ideas and remedies are required.

He added that global tactics used to suppress rampant attacks by the militant Islamist group ISIS (Daesh) in the Middle East should be emulated to end terrorism in Kenya and Africa in general.

Boinnet revealed that the Naional Police Service had introduced a new curriculum on terrorism in its training institutions and has also equipped the trainees with state-of-the-art equipment for the specialized training.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK