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DCI recognized as International Organization. It is Tasked to do the following Abroad

Following a contract with the government of Seychelles, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has been recognized as an international crime-fighting organization.

The agency's Forensic Ballistics Lab and Bomb Disposal & Hazardous Materials team were engaged to assist the island in solving a firearms case, according to a statement released on Monday, May 23.

The case gained attention after a person was apprehended with a stash of varied firearms and over 35,000 different calibers of ammunition.

DCI was later called in to investigate the nation of origin, manufacturer, make, and kind of firearms, as well as if they had been used to conduct crimes prior to their discovery.

"Since the DCI-National Forensic Laboratory's successful operationalization, the facility has shown to be a valuable instrument in solving difficult cases, not only in Kenya but throughout the region."

"Experts recruited from our Forensic Ballistics lab and the Bomb Disposal & Hazardous Materials unit are now in Seychelles on an international assignment at the invitation of the government of Seychelles," read part of the statement.

Through preliminary test-firing, the officers have begun cataloging all of the rifles and ammo.

They are also anticipated to take the guns to a ballistics lab for a thorough examination and a full report to be handed over to Seychelles authorities.

They were met at the airport by Jeffrey Antoine, the country's Director of Criminal Investigations.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated the state-of-the-art DCI-National Forensic Laboratory in late February 2022.

Its mission is to locate, seize, acquire, and analyze all electronic devices linked to all reported cyber-enabled crimes in order to gather digital evidence that can be submitted to a court of law for prosecution.

The lab's construction began in the 1990s under President Daniel Moi at a cost of Ksh4.1 billion, but it was marred by controversies. The actual structure of the building was completed in 2015.

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