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DCI strengthens partnership with Safaricom to combat fraud

In a bid to tackle the rising cases of fraud committed through mobile phone networks, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has announced its commitment to enhancing its collaboration with Safaricom, the leading mobile communication service provider in Kenya.

This announcement came via Twitter during a visit by a delegation of top Safaricom managers to the DCI headquarters, where they held discussions on strategies to combat fraud.

The Director of Criminal Investigations, Mohamed Amin emphasized the need for a closer working relationship between the DCI and Safaricom.

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He acknowledged the challenges posed by technologically adept criminals who exploit advancements in technology for their illicit activities.

This recognition prompted the adoption of new strategies, including strengthened information-sharing platforms, particularly through social media, to raise awareness among the public regarding crimes committed through mobile phone networks and how to identify or prevent them.

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During the meeting, Mr James Kiama, the head of Route to Customer at Safaricom PLC, led the delegation from Safaricom.

He expressed the company’s commitment to supporting the DCI’s efforts in combating fraud.

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Safaricom has collaborated with the DCI to publish the 7th edition of the quarterly DCI magazine, which aims to educate the public on various forms of fraud and provide insights on how to detect and avoid falling victim to these crimes.

“The publication which is offered free of charge is printed through the courtesy of our esteemed stakeholders and partners who also include KCB, Equity Bank, and DTB Bank among others.”

Among the attendees of the meeting were the Deputy Director of the DCI, Mr Ireri Kamwende and Mr Tony Munga, the Director of Liaison and Communications.

Their presence demonstrated the high level of importance given to this collaboration between the DCI and Safaricom.

The DCI’s partnership with Safaricom marks a significant step in the fight against fraud in Kenya.

Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu is a Tech enthusiast, happy to delve deeper into the African tech space covering Social Media, AI, Startups, Telcos, Cryptocurrency, Big Data, Women in Tech and all matters Tech.

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