Press release: New cyber unit to tackle child sex abuse in Kenya

first_imgNew UK-Kenya security compact builds on our cooperation to tackle shared threats Money lost to corruption and hidden in Britain will be returned to the people of Kenya British paedophiles who target and abuse vulnerable children in Kenya will be brought to justice thanks to a new cyber centre being built by Britain in Nairobi, the Prime Minister will announce today.Online child sex abuse is a global problem with images created and shared across the world, including in Kenya. This new centre will help the Kenyan police stop these images being distributed online to help protect children from being abused.The centre will also tackle a major barrier that prevents these predators being caught and prosecuted.Currently, Kenyan authorities do not receive reporting of material of child sexual abuse from US-based global tech companies because the specific, secure channels needed to do so do not exist in the country.With the support of British funding, the new specialist cyber centre will, for the first time, enable Kenyan authorities to access data on abuse, provided the by tech firms, ensuring perpetrators can be brought to justice.Britain’s funding of the cyber centre will mean the Kenyan police can now identify potential victims, investigate abuse and prosecute abusers. This builds on existing work by the UK’s National Crime Agency to set up Kenya’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit (AHTCPU) and train and mentor its staff.The new cyber centre being announced today – the first of its kind in Africa – will be based within this existing unit, which is seeing an increase in cases of child abuse. The AHTCPU has over 100 live investigations underway and since March 2016 has protected around 400 children and supported the arrest of around 40 suspects.The child protection unit has already helped secure convictions in the UK of British paedophiles who’ve sexually abused children in Kenya. This includes: Simon Harris from Shropshire who was sentenced to 14 years in prison at Birmingham Crown Court in 2015 for sexually abusing Kenyan street children Keith Morris from Hull who was sentenced to 18 and a half years in prison at Leeds Crown Court in 2018 for sexually abusing Kenyan children in a village near Mombasa Prime Minister Theresa May said: a new programme to counter illicit financial flows across southern and eastern Africa to help regional law enforcement recover illegal funds and disrupt serious organised crime networks new practical guidance to help British companies overcome barriers to doing business in Kenya and other emerging markets, including advice on dealing with requests for bribes and human rights issues in supply chains – with tailored support to be offered to SMEs This builds on our ongoing cooperation through the first UK-Kenya Security Compact, agreed in 2015, and sets out a new programme of work for the years ahead.The 2015 pact has led to two terrorism convictions in the UK, the establishment of a counter-IED training centre in Nairobi for regional security forces fighting Al-Shabaab, the extradition of wanted criminals from the UK to Kenya, and better aviation security – among other results.And in a further example of UK and Kenyan domestic law enforcement working together to tackle shared threats, Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin will sign an agreement in Nairobi today, witnessed by the Prime Minister, to return to the Kenyan people money that’s been lost to crime and corruption in Kenya and concealed in banks and assets in the UK.Stolen funds found in Britain can now be used to fund development projects in sectors such as health and education. This includes over £3.6 million in proceeds of crime seized by courts in Jersey.Other initiatives to be announced today to tackle corruption, increase investor confidence, encourage UK trade and investment and support economic growth in Africa include: offer training in community security to help strengthen the police’s engagement with marginalised communities, to help Kenya tackle violence against girls and women and to prevent extremism by dealing with the threat at source share expertise with Kenya’s criminal justice system to strengthen the procedures for processing complex legal cases including terrorism and organised crime – improving the use of terrorism legislation and strengthening interagency working to help bring offenders to justice in the UK and Kenya provide new support for aviation security including machines to detect explosives to keep the 100,000 Brits who visit Kenya every year safe by preventing attacks in the country and on direct flights to the UK Online child exploitation is an abhorrent crime and we are determined to ensure there is no place to hide for predators who use the internet to share images of abuse across borders, too often with impunity. This builds on our ongoing work with Kenya on security and criminal justice – a partnership which has already helped to convict and imprison terrorists in the UK. The cyber wing forms part of a new UK-Kenya security compact, signed today by Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Monica Juma, and witnessed by Prime Minister May and President Kenyatta.Through the new security pact, the UK has also committed to:last_img read more

This is how Real Madrid fights the coronavirus: Ramos, Modric …

first_imgCarvajal and Nacho joined Rafa Nadal and Pau Gasol in the #nuestramejorvictoria campaign of the Red Cross to contribute and contribute to fighting the pandemic and James Rodriguez, through the foundation Colombia We Are All, delivered to the hospital Federico Lleras Acosta, from Ibagué, 1,380 masks, 10 special biohazard masks and 350 protective Tyveck suits, in addition to sending 150 nutritional kits to the city hall. ‘’ This is an initiative by James to make donations of food and medical equipment in Ibagué and Bogotá. James, despite the distance, is always very dependent on what is happening in his country, “Radio Andrés Rubio, Madrid’s uncle, told Caracol.The last movements that have been made public have been those of Casemiro and Luka Modric. The newspaper O Vale detailed the help that the Brazilian midfielder will channel to his hometown, São José dos Campos. It will donate the production of 6,000 individual protection masks to health professionals who work in the city. The sanitary equipment will be delivered to the São José Health Department, which will distribute it to hospitals and health units, such as UBS and UPA. The masks donated by Casemiro, which by covering the entire face increase protection, are laser cut using a 3D printer from Univap (University of Vale do Paraíba). “Casemiro has always helped people in São José, even anonymously. In this health crisis it would be no different. He is confined to his home in Spain, but he is aware of the problem here, “said the player’s adviser, Pedro Bacha.Modric, as revealed by Sportske Novosti, delivered 100,000 euros to the Zarar hospital to combat COVID-19. Zeljko Culin, director of the institution, confirmed it: “In addition, he donated an RTG mobile device, we are very grateful to Luka for everything she has done. This device is necessary for people with virus disease. Now we await deliveries from the United States. ” More performances by the squad will be announced in the coming days … Real Madrid has opened several avenues of collaboration in the fight to prevent and detect COVID-19. A week ago, it was made available to the Community of Madrid and announced a provision of sanitary material (special masks, gowns, among many other elements) to face this pandemic that has one of its main focuses precisely in the capital of Spain. Also, the club The Bernabéu has transferred to store medical supplies.The staff is also mobilizing. After consulting with specialists and advisers, they began to help. Captain, Sergio Ramos, along with his wife, Pilar Rubio, provided 264,571 masks, 1,000 protective equipment and 15,000 tests aimed at detecting the coronavirus. A donation made through UNICEF, the organization of which the player is a world ambassador. Others like Isco and his partner, Sara Sálamo, launched into social networks to request donations from their followers. Both announced the creation of a campaign (Descorónate) to raise money in order to allocate it to hospitals. “It was born with the aim of reaching 500,000 euros to buy and donate medical supplies to different hospitals in our country”they explained. A few days after announcing this initiative, they communicated the acquisition of the first artificial respirator whose destination was the Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid.last_img read more