Kenya Draws Patrol Lessons At U.S.-Mexico Border

New York, United States — US Border Patrol officials deal with thousands of people making illegal crossings from Mexico every month.

Apart from children and families making the crossings, the US has to deal with the shipment of illicit drugs and this week, Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery witnessed first-hand the arrest of three individuals trying to smuggle marijuana into the US.

Nkaissery had been on a three-day learning mission at El Paso on the US-Mexico border together with PS Monica Juma to better understand how officials deal with border patrol and control.

"I benefitted immensely from the visit. Prior to my mission, I had sent a 25-member team on a two-week tour of the border crossing as part of efforts to improve Kenya's border surveillance," Nkaissery told reporters in New York Saturday.

Kenya is itself grappling with managing the flow of persons, crossing the porous 700 kilometer border...

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