“CS Kindiki Emphasizes Cross-Border Collaboration to Address Regional Security Challenges”

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki emphasized Kenya’s commitment to enhancing cross-border collaboration and information-sharing to address shared security threats in the East African region. 

Speaking in Mombasa, Kindiki highlighted the necessity for a collective response to effectively combat prevalent and emerging trans-boundary crimes such as terrorism, human trafficking, narcotics, and transnational organized crime.

Kindiki advocated for a multi-agency approach within individual countries and stressed the importance of transboundary collaboration across the region. His remarks were delivered during the conclusion of the Mashariki Cooperation Conference in Mombasa, which brought together security and intelligence chiefs from 15 countries. 

These countries included Burundi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoros, the DR Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Seychelles, and Uganda.

The conference served as a platform for in-depth discussions on evolving security challenges, with a specific focus on terrorism, trafficking in persons, narcotics, and other transnational organized crimes. The collaborative efforts showcased at the conference aimed to strengthen regional security cooperation and foster a unified response to the complex and interconnected threats faced by East African nations.

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