Connect with us

Foreign

Kenya acquires new DNA equipment to fight against crime

Published

on

Kenya acquires new DNA equipment to fight against crime

Fred Matiang’i, cabinet secretary, Ministry of Interior and Coordination, told journalists in Nairobi that the 3500xL Genetic Analyzer is a trailblasing instrument for DNA analysis for crime detection and parentage testing.


“Kenya has now joined various first-world countries offering top-tier forensic services and DNA technology for disaster victim identification (DVI)

“ The machine will also be used for collection of evidence for adjudication in criminal cases and arbitration of disputed paternity.’’

Matiang’i, noted that Kenya has set the quality benchmark for forensic and criminal investigation in east and central Africa following the acquisition of ultra-modern forensic equipment.

He revealed that Kenya will now be able to play a bigger role in combating transnational crime through the seamless exchange of forensic data with crime agencies in other jurisdictions.

According to him, the equipment offers a shorter average run time and enhance throughput of samples than the previous series and as such, it can expeditiously analyze several DNA samples on evidential material collected from crime scenes.

“It is also customised with an ultramodern system of components and software that maximizes information recovery even from degraded DNA samples.’’

The Kenyan official added that Kenya has been struggling with a backlog of DNA data analyses, which has led to the delay in the conclusion of many criminal and civil court cases. (Xinhua/)

HLM/AFA

 

Hadiza Mohammed: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

UAE donates 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Nigerian Govt. Police arrest human trafficking kingpin in Katsina State Lagos-Ibadan Rail to begin operations with 16 trips daily –  NRC Our borrowings are justified – FG says Military airstrike hits bandits’ camp, kills scores in Kaduna forest Ondo State governorship election: APC inaugurates national campaign council Number of migrants landing in Italy more than doubles in past year Sodomy: NAPTIP arrests labourer for luring 12 children in Sokoto Council sensitises mothers in Badagry on rape, child abuse Always cooperate with government, RTEAN urges transport unions Senegal’s COVID-19 cases surpass 12,000-mark with 160 new infections Arsenal head of football, Sanllehi, leaves club Skills acquisition programmes panacea to youth development – Ganduje Tinubu urges immortalisation of former United States Ambassador, Walter Carrington Sanwo-Olu mourns Lagos APC chieftain, Lanre Razak Corruption: Ganduje tasks anti-graft agency not to compromise School reopening: Kebbi Govt. trains 2,212 teachers on COVID-19 protocols  Buhari greets ex-NESG Chairman, Sam Ohuabunwa at 70 Gov. AbdulRazaq mourns former Deputy Speaker of Kwara Assembly Two COVID-19 patients discharged in Kwara 22 graduates bag 1st Class in Plateau varsity’s combined convocation Film contents registration: LSFVCB alleys stakeholders’s fears Nigerian traders in Ghana decry closure of their shops by Ghanaian authorities Umuezuo community in Imo seeks status of autonomous community Flick’s ‘brutal domination’ makes Bayern new favourites FCTA demolishes 134 houses in Apo Akpmajenya indigenous community Kwara Commissioner urges students to adopt Physiotherapy as career Hundreds of sea lions to be killed in effort to save endangered fish ‘Historic humiliation’: Spanish media flay Barca after Bayern debacle Bayern Munich’s massacre: Ebonyi soccer fans view Messi, Barcelona’s end Kwara Commissioner rewards ad hoc staff for commitment to duty Prominent Lagos politician Lanre Rasak dies at 74 Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu distances self, APC from Etsako-West violence Lagos-Ibadan rail: Crowd cheers Amaechi, Mohammed as duo ride on new trains Fight over United States Postal Service underscores challenges it faces Israel describes UN rejection of Iran arms embargo as ‘disgrace’ Amaechi, Mohammed inspect Lagos-Ibadan rail project  My album, “Jehovah”, lifts people going through challenges — Gospel songstress Total blackout in Rivers as angry youths shutdown Afam transmission lines Police arrest pastor, 5 others for alleged child theft in A’Ibom Delta approves 3 additional private schools for JSS exams Buhari rejoices with Kingsley Osadolor at 60 COVID-19: survivors say mental health key to defeating virus Kogi Poly expels 25 students for examination malprcatice NBS says 21.76m Nigerians unemployed in 2020 Refugee Commission commends Humanitarian Affairs Minister Latin America’s coronavirus cases exceed 6m Militants attack kills 2 policemen in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province Britain marks 75 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II S/Korea capital returns to tougher social distancing rules as virus cases spike