African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday kicked off a four-day training tailored for Kenya security enforcers.
The training will be based on cyber-crime and rising violence incidents target women online.
AfDB confirmed that at least 55 high ranking officers drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) and public prosecutors from across the country are currently undergoing the rigorous training aimed at stemming the rising incidences of cyber-crime in Kenya.
This training on officers on countering cyber-crime is the first of its kind tailored to empower police officials across the country and broader East African region.
According to the bank, the attendants will under the first phase of the training to be armed will skills to handle cyber-crime as well as assess cyber violence trends.
Use of technology and social media in Kenya has risen significantly whereby 80 percent of the citizenry has access to the mobile phones and internet.
Most women and girls often fall victims of online threats and this training will educate law enforcers how they can act against perpetrators of cyber-based gender violence.
In Kenya cyber-crime is not limited to gender based violence but rogue bloggers and individuals also take to the online platform to put posts which at times can be a threat national security, and now as country warms towards 2017 general election, law enforcers need to be on the lookout for online rogues.