• April 24, 2024
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Government to deploy technology – driven border control system

Government to deploy technology – driven border control system



McCreadie Andias

The government through the Ministry of Interior and National Administration has committed to deploy digital technology in managing border security systems in the future. Meanwhile it says that it will retain the traditional security hardware.

“Future border control and management will be driven by digital technology, data and artificial intelligence. While the traditional security hardware will remain crucial for Countries in the immediate future, the border of the future is going to be secure but contact-less, with minimal human interaction for checks and controls. “The Ministry said.

Kenya’s borders serve as vital conduits for legitimate trade and travel, facilitating exchange of goods, ideas and cultures, not just with our neighbours, but the whole World.

However, they also present challenges in the form of Transnational crime, terrorism and other illicit activities that threaten the safety and security of our people.

The government has vowed to maintain secure borders by keep our borders by investing in equipping its security agencies with the latest technology and resources to combat complex security threats such as terrorism, human trafficking and trafficking in narcotics.

The move it says, will not only safeguard Kenya’s National interests, but will foster Regional Cooperation and promote economic prosperity locally and regionally.

The government says that the transformation will be aided through Inter-agency cooperation encompassing law enforcement agencies, immigration, customs and intelligence. to help address the myriad challenges posed by border security .

Interior CS Prof Kithure Kindiki officially opened the Inaugural National Border Management Conference in Nairobi as a Flagship project of the same.

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