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The Kenya Police Service


Headed by a Commissioner of Police who commands a force of more than 35,000 officers, the Kenya Police Service (KPS) is a department of the Ministry of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security. Its Headquarters are located in Nairobi's Central Business District.

The General Service Unit is an independent paramilitary mobile police force used for the apprehension of dangerous, syndicated or armed criminals.

KPS vision

To be a world class police service, with a people-friendly, responsive and professional workforce.

KPS mission

Committed to providing quality police services to meet the expectations of our customers by upholding the rule of law and creating and maintaining strong partnerships for conducive social, economic and political development of Kenya.

KPS core functions

  • Maintenance of law and order;
  • Preservation of peace;
  • Protection of life and property;
  • Prevention and detection of crime;
  • Apprehension of offenders; 
  • Law enforcement.  


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Kenya deals with a number of priority crime areas. These include:

  • Drugs and organized crimes;
  • Financial and high-tech crimes;
  • Motor vehicle theft crimes;
  • Public safety and terrorism;
  • Environmental crime;
  • Maritime piracy.
INTERPOL Nairobi in action
08 September 2016

INTERPOL strengthens cooperation in combating corruption in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya – Enhancing skills in asset recovery and money laundering investigations is the focus of a specialized training course for African law enforcement officers.The 16th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes and Asset Recovery has gathered some 60 senior investigators, judges and prosecutors from 18 countries to share ex...
12 July 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in nearly 4,500 arrests.To address the wide-ranging yet often interlinked types of crime across the region, some 1,500 officers were deployed...
04 May 2016

Organized crime networks behind ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted in East Africa

One man has been arrested and warrants issued for three more individuals in connection with ongoing investigations into two organized crime networks believed to have trafficked at least 8,635 kg of ivory and 53 kg of rhino horn from East and Southern Africa to Asia.   A 44-year-old Chinese national was arrested in Tanzania on suspicion of traffickin...
22 December 2015

Elephant ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted across Africa in Operation Worthy II

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting ivory trafficking in Africa has resulted in 376 arrests, the seizure of 4.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and rhino horn and the investigation of 25 criminal groups involved in the illicit trade.Operation Worthy II took place from January to October and involved law enforcement across 11 African countries: Eth...
23 October 2015

Fighting pharmaceutical crime focus of INTERPOL training in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda – An INTERPOL training course to educate participants on how to create effective training programmes to combat pharmaceutical crime within their countries has concluded in Uganda.The five-day (19-23 October) session was INTERPOL’s first ‘train-the-trainer’ course held in Africa with a focus on pharmaceutical crime. It brought together 19 p...
24 December 2014

Tanzanian police hold suspected Kenyan ivory smuggling ring leader targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France – A Kenyan national suspected of leading an international ivory smuggling syndicate has been arrested in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania after he was targeted by an INTERPOL operation focusing on individuals wanted for environmental crimes.   Feisal Ali was highlighted by INTERPOL’s Operation Infra Terra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arr...
16 December 2014

INTERPOL holds training on digital forensics for maritime piracy investigations

NAIROBI, Kenya – Two INTERPOL training courses in East Africa have enhanced the capacity of local law enforcement to utilize digital forensics in maritime piracy investigations.Some 24 participants from cybercrime, forensics and criminal investigation units in five countries – Djibouti, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles and Tanzania – attended the training cou...
07 October 2014

INTERPOL announces formation of dedicated environmental crime team in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya – To further support its member countries in the fight against illegal ivory trafficking and other environmental issues, INTERPOL has established a dedicated team to tackle these crimes in Africa.Located within the INTERPOL Regional Bureau for East Africa in Nairobi, the environmental crime team will act as an extension of INTERPOL’s Enviro...
11 July 2014

Dangerous fake goods seized in INTERPOL operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

LYON, France – Baby food, cosmetics, televisions, mobile phones and toys were among goods worth USD 5.6 million seized during an INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting organized crime groups trading fake and illicit products across Eastern and Southern Africa.Operation Wipeout was conducted across seven countries – Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanz...
26 June 2014

Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda unite efforts to combat illegal timber trade in East Africa

Nairobi, 26 June 2014 – High-level government representatives from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania today, at the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), announced their intention to work together, along with INTERPOL and UN agencies, to curb the illegal timber trade that is stripping East Africa of one of its most valuable natural resources.The East...
21 March 2014

INTERPOL anti-piracy meeting reviews key evidence against network leaders

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – Reviewing key evidence and information sharing was the focus of a two-day (20 and 21 March) meeting under the umbrella of INTERPOL’s Maritime Security unit as part of it Evidence Exploitation Initiative (EVEXI) project targeting maritime piracy in East Africa.Investigators from all five EVEXI II countries and representatives from t...
25 February 2014

Response to elephant poaching and ivory trafficking focus of new INTERPOL report

NAIROBI, Kenya – With record levels of global ivory seizures in 2013, a new INTERPOL report highlights the need for greater information sharing to enable a more proactive and effective law enforcement response against trafficking syndicates.The report, produced by INTERPOL’s Environmental Security unit, also highlights the need for increased intelligence...
26 September 2013

INTERPOL issues Red Notice for arrest of Samantha Lewthwaite at Kenya’s request

LYON, France – An INTERPOL Red Notice, or internationally wanted persons alert, has been issued for UK national Samantha Lewthwaite at the request of authorities in Kenya. Lewthwaite, aged 29, who is also believed to use the alias ‘Natalie Webb’, is wanted by Kenya on charges of being in possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony dating ba...
26 September 2013

INTERPOL team deployed to assist Kenyan investigation into Westgate shopping centre terror attack

NAIROBI, Kenya – An INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT) has been deployed at the request of Kenyan authorities to provide on-site assistance to the Westgate shopping centre terror attack investigation.Headed by INTERPOL’s Executive Director of Police Services Jean-Michel Louboutin the team includes Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) and data specialis...
22 September 2013

INTERPOL condemns Nairobi terror ‘bloodbath’

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has strongly condemned Saturday’s deadly gun assault in Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre by suspected al-Shabab militants and pledged INTERPOL’s full support to Kenyan authorities in their investigation.As of 10:00 GMT on 22 September, Kenyan government officials were reporting that at least 59 p...
08 August 2013

Human, drugs and arms traffickers targeted in operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting a range of cross-border crimes has resulted in the rescue of human trafficking victims, the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen vehicles and the recovery of smuggled goods including ivory and diamonds.Codenamed Usalama – which means ‘safety’ – the operation was led by the Eastern Afr...
05 February 2013

Africa’s central role in global law enforcement cooperation focus of INTERPOL Chief’s visit

NAIROBI, Kenya - INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble is undertaking a regional visit of Central and Eastern Africa (4-9 February) as part of the world police body’s efforts to boost regional and international police cooperation. With Mr Noble’s visit first taking him to Kenya to meet with its new Inspector General of Police, David Kimaiyo, the...
19 June 2012

INTERPOL’s largest operation combating illegal ivory trafficking targets criminal syndicates

LYON, France – INTERPOL’s largest ever transnational operation targeting criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory has resulted in more than 200 arrests and the seizure of nearly two tonnes of contraband elephant ivory.The three-month long Operation Worthy, which involved 14 countries across Eastern, Southern and Western Africa also r...
29 August 2011

INTERPOL-supported training aims to curb wildlife trafficking across Southern Africa

GABORONE, Botswana – Law enforcement officers from eleven southern African countries have completed an intensive six-day training course on wildlife law enforcement organized by INTERPOL, designed by Environment Canada and primarily funded by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).The six-day workshop (22-27 August) was designed to improve gove...
26 August 2010

East Africa’s Operation Mamba III bolsters fight against counterfeit medicines with INTERPOL-IMPACT support

A combined international operation across East Africa targeting counterfeit medical products and pharmaceutical crimes has resulted in the seizure of at least 10 tons of counterfeit and illicit medical products and more than 80 arrests of individuals suspected of involvement in the illegal manufacture, trafficking or sale of counterfeit and diverted medic...
18 May 2010

Illegal ivory and rhino horn trade target of INTERPOL co-ordinated operation across southern Africa

A transnational operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL targeting wildlife crime across southern Africa has resulted in the location and closure of an illegal ivory factory, the seizure of nearly 400 kilos of ivory and rhino horn with a market value of more than one million dollars, as well as the arrest of 41 people.The two-day operation (13-14 May), codename...
02 October 2009

East African countries crack down on counterfeiters in INTERPOL/IMPACT–supported Operation Mamba II

A combined operation involving Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda targeting counterfeit medical products resulted in 83 police cases being opened and the prosecution of several individuals suspected of being involved in the illicit trafficking of medical products.Police, customs, drugs regulatory authorities and other stakeholders from all three countries, suppor...
17 November 2008

Africa sees largest-ever international operation against wildlife crime, co-ordinated with INTERPOL

An operation across Africa on Saturday targeting wildlife crime has led to the arrest of almost 60 people and the seizure of one ton of illegal elephant ivory. The one-day sweep targeted more than 50 locations, including local ivory markets, airports, border crossings and smuggling points.The arrests and seizures were part of a five-country law enforcemen...
08 July 2008

Kenya wildlife rangers pursue poachers to curtail ivory trafficking

NAIROBI – Elephant tusks completely fill two rooms of the basement storage facility of the Kenya Wildlife Service. In the raw, it is hard to see why anyone would risk his life to get them, or protect them. They resemble little more than pieces of driftwood.To the criminals who traffic in them, they might as well be gold – once cut, carved and polished, th...
08 July 2008

Kenya welcomes donation of INTERPOL plane to boost fight against wildlife crime

NAIROBI, Kenya – INTERPOL has formally donated a plane to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to help boost the country’s anti-poaching and wildlife law enforcement efforts.Welcoming the handover of the Super Cub plane at a recent ceremony at Wilson Airfield in Nairobi, Kenya’s Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Noak Wekesa, KWS Director Julius Kipng’etich a...

Red Notices 1

Age today: 54 years old
Nationality: Uganda


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 1

Age today: 41 years old
Nationality: Switzerland , Kenya


All Missing persons

  • 48th INTERPOL General Assembly - 4-11 September 1979
  • 5th African Regional Conference - 1976 - Nairobi