Training of the future Nairobi Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force kicks off

Training of the future Nairobi Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force kicks offThe initial training of the future Nairobi Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force started on 18 January at Kenya Airport Authority training center.

The training was officially opened by a speech of Mr José Vila del Castillo UNODC Regional Representative, and there were also speeches of Mr Jean-Pierre Bardoul, representing the European Union, and Mr Samson Kimilu, Deputy Director of the Kenya Airport Authority.

Also attended by Mr Javier Montano and Ms Lauren Friedman, UNODC coordinators, the beginning of the future Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force initial training will concern 22 members of Kenya security agencies operating at JK Nairobi airport (Police, Customs, Immigration and Kenya Airport Authority) and 6 of the 22 attending officers are female officers.

The training will be delivered by experienced officers working on important European airports and who have done several missions for UNODC all over Africa: Mr Paul Meuleneire, from Belgian Customs, in charge of cargo and freight profiling at Brussels airport, and Mr Chritian Fanelli, from Italian Guardia di Finanze, in charge of passengers profiling and risk analysis at Milano airport.

The training will end on 29 January and should be followed by 3 mentorings on site.