U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Donates Books to Kenya Wildlife Services Training Academy

Kenya Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Training Academy received over 200 books from the United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Nairobi Kenya which will assist regional law enforcement officers from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya in becoming better leaders and professionals within their respective organizations.

CBP provides training to over 15 law enforcement departments from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.  Some of the agencies include the Kenya Police Service (General Service Unit and Anti Stock Theft Unit), the Kenya Administration Police Service, the Kenya Wildlife Service, Tanzania Police (Field Force Unit), the Tanzania National Parks Agency (TANAPA), the Tanzania Wild Life Department, Uganda National Police, Uganda Customs Police, Uganda Wildlife Service and the Ugandan Anti-terrorism unit.

The training has evolved into what is called the Regional Rural Border Patrol Unit (RRBPU) training.  CBP has trained over 330 law enforcement personnel in order to better secure the region’s borders.  The collaboration between CBP, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is one of the many projects that exemplify the dedication of the U.S. Embassy Nairobi to advance peace and security and promote opportunity and development in the region.

The donation was received by the Academy’s Deputy Commandant, Mr. John Kimani and the Library Manager, Ms. Sarah Orwag’a.