United States Trains Kenya Law Enforcement in Counterterrorism Investigations


Nairobi, Kenya, May 17, 2019 – Ambassador Kyle McCarter spoke at the graduation today of 33 Kenya National Police officers and Office of Public Prosecutions prosecutors from a Counterterrorism Investigations Course taught by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) experts. In the first 10-week course offered by the FBI outside the United States, 33 FBI Special Agent instructors and prosecutors traveled to Nairobi to provide instruction in interrogations, digital evidence collection, documentation, crime scene investigations, and rule of law. Three more such courses are planned in the next year.


“The United States is proud to offer the Counterterrorism Investigations Course to Kenya. Defeating terrorists requires multi-faceted investigative tools and this training ensured that counterterrorism officers understand the appropriate techniques and can work together while upholding the rule of law and human rights,” said U.S. Ambassador Kyle McCarter.


The Counterterrorism Investigations Course provides advanced training in investigative techniques to disrupt and dismantle significant terrorism enterprises. Students learned techniques to detect, investigate, prosecute, and interdict terrorist activity and to conduct intelligence-led investigations and operations. The goal is for officials across the counterterrorism sector to learn how to work together effectively to find, stop, and prosecute terrorists successfully.