The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has today commissioned a state-of-the-art National Forensic facility to help in solving crime scientifically.
According to a statement by the DCI, the dream has been elusive for many years as evident by the government investment in billions of shillings to fund the project which was previously marred by corruption, gobbling up billions of shillings to the pockets of a few, hence killing the dream of the Kenyan taxpayers.
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 until March 2014, when the current administration kicked off the project.
Over the last nine years, the government has invested heavily in the construction of the physical structure and installed the relevant state-of-the-art equipment, in the 10 specialized scientific labs within the laboratory.
“Qualified detectives in various academic scientific fields such as Computer Science, Pure Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, and Information Technology among others, have been deployed to offer their professional services in their respective areas of specialization.” read part of the statement by the DCI
The completion of the facility heralds a new chapter in Kenya’s history, as one of the country’s economic mainstays will be key in shaping our prosperity.
“This is, therefore, a historic national achievement that DCI cannot celebrate alone, but with all Kenyans and stakeholders specifically within the criminal justice system.” noted the DCI
The critical state-of-the-art facility is comparable to none in Africa and is the regional seat of Forensic investigations.