A second cohort of 21 participants has undergone a 10-day training on coordinated border management at the Kenya School of Government (KSG), Kabete, Nairobi County. The participants were border officials working in Kenya’s various points of entry and exit.

The graduation ceremony was overseen by Eastern Regional Commissioner, Mr. Evans Achoki. 10 days earlier, the cohort had been welcomed by Brigadier Vincent Naisho Loonena of the Kenya Coast Guard Service (KCGS) who was representing the Border Control and Operations Coordination Committee (BCOCC) chair and Interior PS Dr. Eng. Karanja Kibico.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Achoki said he was delighted to be part of a coordinated approach in border management.

“Officers present here will be equipped with the relevant knowledge and up-to-date skills needed to execute their respective mandates, heighten security at our border points, enhance legitimate trade and travel, and encourage cooperation between agencies.”

The trainings involved border officials deployed at Kenya’s points of entry and exit on land, air and sea. This is the second cohort of 21 participants drawn from different border points including Malaba,  Muhuru Bay, Isebania, Kisumu, Busia and Mbita. The first cohort was enrolled and graduated in November.