, MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 25 – A high level weeklong security meeting of police chiefs from the region and Interpol officials kicks off in Mombasa on Monday.
Police commanders and heads of criminal investigations from 17 countries are expected to share vital information on terrorists, drug dealers and poachers during the meeting.
Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo will chair the meeting at the Whitesands Hotel.
Those attending include police chiefs from Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Comoros, Eritrea, Seychelles, South Sudan and Tanzania.
France, Germany, Turkey, Algeria and Nigeria will also send security experts to participate in the meeting.
The talks will propose recommendation on how to tackle challenges facing the region especially Al- Shaabab threats and the poaching menace.
At the same time, African heads of intelligence and security services are meeting in Nairobi to discuss continental security threats and exchange intelligence to develop a shared understanding of common security problems.
The intelligence chiefs are expected to share experiences on how to handle emerging challenges such as terrorism, human trafficking, poaching, money laundering, cyber crime and small arms proliferation.
The meeting which is organised under the auspices of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is due to be officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta and will also be addressed by African Union chairperson Dlamini Zuma, her deputy Erastus Mwencha and AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui.