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Flying Squad Unit disbanded, replaced with Sting Squad Headquarters

DCI director George Kinoti has disbanded the Flying Squad Unit.

A statement released Tuesday, December 31 2019 said the unit had been disbanded and had been replaced with Sting Squad Headquarters (SSH).

“The Directorate of Criminal Investigations wishes to inform the public that after disbanding all the Flying Squad Sub-units within the Country, only the Headquarters Unit based in Nairobi remained,” read the statement.

“With effect from today, the Unit has equally been disbanded. This marks the end of the Flying Squad Unit & no officer will present himself or herself to the public as such.”

The statement further said the SSH will have a maximum of 50 specialised trained officers who will respond to specific cases including armed robberies, kidnappings, motor vehicle theft, sale and distribution of contraband and substandard goods.

“Before they are assembled, the competitively selected officers will undertake specialized courses within & outside the country touching on their core areas of operation.”

Further, the Special Crime Prevention Unit (SCPU) has been scaled down to a smaller unit only based at Headquarters, Nairobi. It has been renamed Special Service Unit (SSU).

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