Nic Hailey visits UK supported DCI Kenya anti-child exploitation and abuse unit

Nic Hailey at DCI anti-child exploitation unit
Nic Hailey outside the DCI Anti-Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Unit. Photo: Twitter/HCNicHailey

On Friday, Nic Hailey visited Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Kenya anti-child sexual exploitation and abuse unit.

Tweeting after the visit, the UK High Commissioner said that he was “proud that with UK support and mentoring this unit has already safeguarded hundreds of kids in Kenya and helped put international paedophiles behind bars.”

Kenya’s first police unit dedicated to fighting child sexual exploitation and abuse was officially launched in 2016 with support from the UK’s National Crime Agency.

The country is one of many international sources of indecent images of children viewed and shared by UK offenders and a potential destination for UK nationals hoping to avoid detection by offending abroad. So co-operation between the two countries is essential to bring offenders to justice.

Tweeting after the visit, DCI Kenya said: “The Rights of Children Must be Safeguarded by all means. We appreciate the UK support & mentoring. Asante sana.”