As part of an ongoing comprehensive approach, Kenya’s Department of Immigration Services, with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has deployed a security system supported by the Government of Japan at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
As the Government of Kenya continues to further enhance the security at its borders, the Government of Japan, as one of its main international partners, has supported the
Kenyan Government’s initiative to improve immigration and border management through IOM’s Public-Private Partnership with NEC Africa.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at JKIA on Monday on 4th September 2017, the Director, Department of Immigration Services, General (Rtd) Dr. Gordon Kihalangwa, stated that the civilized world faces many security challenges, hence why strong cooperation and security measures must be in place at all borders.
“As much as we are proud of JKIA and as big as it is, we are very much concerned about the security of all passengers” he said, adding that the new technology will further
augment the already existing strong security systems in place.
The Head of the IOM Kenya Country Office, Mr. Michael Pillinger noted that Public- Private Partnership is one of IOM’s ongoing key initiatives and IOM continues to support
the Government of Kenya towards the improvement of immigration and border management at key border points in Kenya.
“It is a new and innovative technology, which will further advance immigration control and security at key border points”, he said.
On his part, the Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Japan, Mr. Yoshihiro Katayama said “Kenya is a long standing partner of Japan and the achievement of this key milestone today is exemplary of the long-standing successful cooperation and partnership between our two Governments.”