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Kenya seeks partnership with China in intelligence sharing

Kenya to deepen collaboration with China in intelligence sharing to tackle emerging security threats.

Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo on Wednesday revealed that Kenya has expressed interest in partnering with China in intelligence sharing, joint security operations, and security management. 

Speaking during Kenya’s inaugural speech at the Ministerial Roundtable at the Global Public Security Cooperation Forum in Lianyungang, China, Interior PS Raymond Omollo noted that the partnership will help bolster security capabilities in the wake of escalating global threats.

He singled out terrorism, cybercrime, transnational crime, regional conflicts, and climate change as major world risks.

He pointed out that the partnership will be crucial in enhancing Kenya’s ability to counter new security risks.

“Given current trends and the interconnectivity of our world through globalization, no nation remains impervious to these threats. However, these new challenges also offer us opportunities for strategic reevaluation and collaboration,” he stated.

“In the face of these shared risks, we must also create global resilience.”

The PS further indicated that Kenya is looking to engage in more bilateral and multilateral security agreements with China and other partners.

He added that Kenya is looking to engage in more bilateral and multilateral security agreements with China and other partners.

In his address, PS Omollo further pointed out that Kenya’s police officers have been receiving technical training on the security and management of large-scale infrastructure from China.

He stressed the need for expansion of the training programme to include other topical issues such as transnational crime and maritime security so as to incorporate more law enforcement agencies.

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The Internal Security PS expressed optimism that ongoing collaborations with China will expedite the Police Equipment Modernization Programme, aimed at equipping security officers deployed in high-risk areas and contributing to mobility and modern communication systems. 

The government has allocated resources for modern weaponry, advanced machinery, and reliable personal protective gear for security agents.

Furthermore, PS Omollo revealed that the state is currently enhancing its Command, Control, and Communication capacity to boost the operational efficiency of the National Police Service through the deployment of new hardware and state-of-the-art technology.

Additionally, Omollo said that Kenya is seeking technical assistance, training, and capacity building for its border personnel and law enforcement agencies including the Kenya Coast Guard Service to bolster border and maritime security.

“It is our hope that through international cooperation, we will acquire more state-of-the-art surveillance equipment and enhance our situational awareness and border control,” he added.

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