The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Mohamed Amin on Tuesday, January 30, promised to use all available resources to end gender-based killings in the country, especially targeted on women.
He noted that this includes the formation of a special team tasked with investigating and closing femicide cases in the country.
The team, according to a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) will include criminal intelligence analysts and forensic experts at DCI has announced a collaboration with other government stakeholders to address cases of femicide in the country.
Further, Amin issued orders to the team at DCI to complete all pending investigations related to femicides and ensure all perpetrators are brought to book.
“These killings have cast a dark shadow over our safety and security endeavors; we must put this menace to end with remarkable speed and finality,” he emphasized.,” Amin stated.
DCI Issues an Appeal to Kenyans
Further, Amin has made an appeal to members of the public to help bring perpetrators to book by volunteering any information on femicide cases. He encouraged members of the public to make contact through the free hotline 0800722203.
“A team of specially trained investigators from the DCI’s Homicide Directorate has firm instructions to diligently expedite investigations on serious sexual offences and murder incidents involving women with a view to put to an end the worrying trend of femicide in the country.
“There is a nexus between femicide and sexual violence. We know the perpetrators of these heinous crimes, let us expose them. Let us all join hands to defeat this evil,” noted the statement.
At the same time, the directorate’s statement indicated that between the year 2021 and 2024, a total of 94 cases of killings of women and girls were reported to the DCI and a total of 65 suspects were arraigned in various courts across the country in connection with the murders.
Kenyan Women March Against Femicide
Earlier on Saturday, January 27, Kenyans took to the streets in various cities and towns across the country for an anti-femicide march.
Also, the protestors were joined by politicians and various stakeholders to condemn the rise in reported cases on women being killed brutally in the country.
This followed alarming increase in reports of the killings of young women in Airbnbs in Roysambu and South B areas in Nairobi, unearthing other cases in different parts of the country.