DCI Opens New Child Protection Cyber Wing

  • DCI boss George Kinoti thanked UK Govt for funding the Project during the occasion. Twitter
  • The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Monday opened a new cyber wing at the Child Protection Unit.

    The new wing will support the investigators and other care specialists to tackle issues of serious child abuses in the country.

    Speaking during the occasion, the DCI Director, George Kinoti, thanked the British High Commission in Kenya, UNODC and other development partners for their support.

    DCI director George Kinoti planting a tree with Nic Hailey, the UK High Commissioner to Kenya.

    The named institutions helped in capacity building, mentorship and resource mobilization.

    The cyber wing, which is the first in Africa, was announced during the UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey's visit to the DCI headquarters.

    The launch was also attended by UNODC Regional Representative, Amado Philip Andres and UNICEF Deputy Representative, Patrizia DiGiovanni.

    Meanwhile, the FBI is looking for an American couple who have been abusing children at a children's home in Bomet.

    Court records and personal accounts had indicated that Dow engaged in sex with girls at the home.

    Ms Rose, on the other hand, implanted the girls in the home with birth control devices.

    A warrant of arrest has since been issued against the couple who left Kenya in 2017.

    Gregory Dow and his wife Mary Rose, who own a children's home in Bomet County

    Other photos of the launch of the new cyber wing at the Child Protection Unit;