It is one of the sections within Forensic Investigation unit at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations department.It offers reliable crime scene support services using scientific know-how to other forensic units and general investigators.

The Headquarter is based at Mazingira house along Kiambu road, it has sub-sections across the country with a proposed expansion to cover the entire country in future.

ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF CRIME SCENE  INVESTIGATION SERVICES:

  • General crime scene management
  • Collection of trace evidence from crime scenes, fingerprints, footmarks, body fluid, tool marks, paint etc.
  • Trap laying in conjunction with EACC
  • Restoration and verification of serial numbers of motor vehicles, tools, plastics and guns
  • Analysis of crime scene patterns e.g. Glass, Blood spatter, Crime scene marks, and Burning patterns.
  • Crime scene documentation e.g. Photography, Videography, Sketch plan and note taking.
  • Training and giving lectures on matters relating to forensic investigations.
  • Presentation of crime reports and findings in courts of law.
  • Explosive ordinance disposal and post blast investigations.
  • Research on new techniques and methodologies applicable to crime scene investigation duties.
  • Exhibits/ evidence recovery, packaging and labeling.

ROLE OF MEMBERS OF PUBLIC

  • Report of criminal incidents immediately.
  • Giving truthful information when reporting or recording statements.
  • Not interfering with the scene to avoid loss of exhibits or loss of evidential value of exhibits.

Scene of crime tips

  • Never rush to the scene as there could be a secondary device which could be more devastating than the first one.
  • Try to observe for any funny character photographing video taking the scene or celebrating the incident.
  • If you can see a bomb, a bomb is also seeing you therefore run away from it
  • If you don’t have any role to play please stay away as far as possible
  • Leave the scene to the expert alone and anything found at the scene if you are not an expert
  • Maintain scene integrity and never contaminate for evidence collection
  • All first responders if not bomb experts should cordon the scene until more qualified person arrives and takes over.