UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey has today (Wednesday 30 March) visited Safaricom Command and Control Mombasa.
Launched last year, Safaricom’s Ksh 14.9billion Command and Control National Surveillance System links all Kenya’s security agencies together, making it easier to share information, direct operations and locate suspected criminals.
The project involved connecting 195 police stations in Nairobi and Mombasa to high-speed (4G) Internet to ease communication.
Later, the High Commissioner joined Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Najib Balala, Principal Secretary at Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism, Fatuma Hirsi for talks with local tourism players including CEO of Heritage Hotels Kenya, Mohammed Hersi.
The United Kingdom is the number one source of tourists to Kenya, and local tourism stakeholders said Mr Hailey’s visit to the coast had brought confidence. Speaking at the meeting, the High Commissioner praised Kenya’s “splendid tourism products”.
This evening at Tamarind Village, the UK High Commission have organised an outreach event for British British nationals in Mombasa and its environs which begins at 5.00pm.