Police to have forensic lab by early 2017

Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet (front) and Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro inspect the progress of the construction of a forensic laboratory. Mr Boinnet has said the lab will be fully operational within the first quarter of next year. PHOTO | NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE PRESS

What you need to know:

  • The opening of the lab will be a much-needed shot in the arm for police investigators, which has many criminal cases thrown out by the courts for lack of evidence.
  • Mr Boinnet described it as a game changer after he inspected the construction of the mega project at the DCI headquarters Friday.

For a long time, the lack of a forensic laboratory has made it hard for police to prosecute terror and other criminal cases.

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