To protect ports & maritime borders, Kenya seeks assistance from Canada.

In its quest for technologically advanced marine security and border monitoring, Kenya has sought the assistance of Canada.

This was a result of a high-level consultation meeting involving Dr. Raymond Omollo, the principal secretary for internal security, and senior representatives from the Canadian High Commission in Kenya, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).

Dr. Omollo referred to the two entities as some of Kenya’s “most resourceful friends” and expressed confidence that they will play a significant role in supporting the regular and predictable movement of people and goods across the nation’s land, air, and maritime boundaries.

The PS also revealed that Canada is aware of Kenya’s dedication to the fight against transnational and cross-border crimes, particularly illegal immigration, piracy, illegal fishing, resource exploitation, pollution, human and drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, and terrorism.

“Our objective is to catch up with other regions of the world in the deployment of advanced capability and integrated technologies in speeding traveler processing and promoting secure two-way trade across our ports of entry and exit,” he stressed.

Kenya now operates 35 one-stop border posts and border control checkpoints, with plans to operationalize more facilities and e-gates for smart tools for secure trade and travel.

The (BCOCC) Border Control and Operations Coordination Committee conceptualized the projects.

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