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Launch Of The National Forensic Laboratory To Take Place Today

The National Forensic Laboratory of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is slated to open on Monday.

The operations to the opening of the DCI headquarters have already begun and will be presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

George Kinoti, the director of the DCI, called the launch of the National Forensic Laboratory a historic development.

“This is therefore a historic national achievement that DCI cannot celebrate alone, but with all Kenyans and stakeholders specifically within the criminal justice system. Today, we bring you a comprehensive coverage of the Commissioning of this critical state of the art facility, that is comparable to none in Africa and which is the regional seat of Forensic investigations,” the DCI stated.

The DCI stated that the dream for the country to have a National Forensic facility that would help in solving crime scientifically has been elusive for many years, even after successive governments invested billions of shillings in the project.

The officials further said it will expedite investigations into serious crimes such as terrorism, murder, robbery with violence, cybercrime, and rape, among others, as well as unraveling some cases that have proven difficult to crack.

The Forensic Laboratory had been identified as a security flagship project under Vision 2030 and was one of the projects to be completed under the 1st Medium Term plan 2008-2012. Despite being classified under the security, peace building, and conflict management sector which plays a critical and strategic role in achieving the targets of vision 2030, the project failed to materialize.

In the ten specialized scientific labs, the government has invested extensively in the physical structure and the installation of relevant state-of-the-art equipment over the last nine years.

Qualified detectives from a variety of academic scientific domains, including Computer Science, Pure Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, and Information Technology, have been dispatched to provide professional services in their areas of expertise, during the launch events.

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