Three officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are on a week-long training trip to the United States to learn how to handle homicide investigations.
Fredrick Odemba, Vincent Langat, and Patrick Wachira were chosen for the programme, which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is organised by the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA).
The international programme for specialised detectives aims to provide its officers with professional abilities for dealing with the country’s widespread death-related crimes.
“The training has brought together an elite group of professionals, from around the world, representing all death investigation disciplines. IHIA’s membership includes highly respected death and homicide investigators, criminal behaviourists, forensic scientists, crime scene technicians, crime and intelligence analysts, and others, many of whom are considered among the foremost experts in their respective fields and disciplines,” read the statement in part.
The DCI emphasised on the necessity of enrolling its people in the programme, stating that it would aid in the resolution of many relevant cases in the country.
“The experience acquired by the detectives in the training, will undoubtedly go a long way in assisting the Directorate to solve homicide cases expeditiously and deliver justice to victims of crime,” stated DCI.