War on terrorism goes a notch higher as the new United Nations Office of Counterterrorism is unveiled in Nairobi.

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH MARCH,2022-The new United Nations Office of Counterterrorism (UNOCT) in Nairobi that was launched Wednesday will boost national, regional and international efforts to combat terrorism.

Dr. Fred Matiangi who was a keynote speaker at the launch in the UN complex, Gigigiri hailed the premier regional office as a pragmatic appreciation of Kenya’s strategic location and its history in fighting terror.

The new office will offer East African region member countries collaborations and partnerships in combating the Al-Shabaab and other terror groups in the region.

It will also coordinate the training and capacity-building of security agencies in modern counter-terrorism strategies.


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