The WJC provides training and equipment to the Kenya Wildlife Service

The WJC provides training and equipment to the Kenya Wildlife Service

In implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC), on 19 July Olivia Swaak-Goldman, Executive Director of the WJC, presented Julius Kimani HSC; ndc (K), Acting Director General KWS, with two cellbrite machines to assist KWS with their work combatting wildlife crime.

Since March 2018 when the MoU was signed, we have assisted KWS with database management as well as conducting seven trainings for their units. Future plans also include providing crime scene investigation, both advanced and one-day courses, which are crucial for first responders who are often first at the crime scene. We have also provided them essential equipment to bolster intelligence efforts at a regional as well as at a national level.

About Kenya Wildlife Service

The Kenya Wildlife Service is a Kenyan state corporation that was established in 1989 to conserve and manage Kenya’s wildlife. It is established under an Act of Parliament Cap 376 with the mandate to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya, and to enforce related laws and regulations.