The Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) officers domiciled under the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have been tapped for specialised training in Spain under the European Union (EU) program beginning November this year.
The intensive counter-terrorism training program is part of the exchange program in efforts to enhance the fight against global anti-terrorism.
Representatives from the Spanish Police who are spearheading the program led by the project director Javier Hernandez, met the DCI director George Kinoti this afternoon, to discuss the finer details of the program.
Kinoti thanked the EU for the new partnership saying it will play a key role in developing the capacity and ability of the officers to respond to modern day security challenges.
He noted that the training could not have come at a better time, stating that perpetrators of violent extremism have taken advantage of the increasingly globalized world to commit acts of terror.
“The first batch of officers to receive the training shall leave the country in November for Spain, where they will undertake the course,” said the DCI.
Kenya has suffered the brunt of terror attacks from the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group which has forced the country to step up its security efforts including enhanced training for its officers.