It exists to provide Kenya with prompt mitigation of explosive and other similar   hazards, for a safe environment in promoting innovation and technology in agriculture and trade.

GOAL

Preservation of LIFE and PROPERTY of citizens of Kenya

FUNCTIONS

  • Mitigate and investigate all cases related to explosives and hazardous materials.
  • Carry out explosive ordinance disposal operations.
  • Provide explosive sweeps to venues and areas visited by VIPs and other areas as need be.
  • Attend to bomb threats / scares.
  • Conduct post blast investigation.
  • Providing security to heads of state and other dignitaries
  • Investigations of all explosive/explosive incidents.
  • Gathering and disseminating explosive intelligence to other law enforcement agencies locally and internationally.
  • Training of officers in explosives counter measures.
  • Educating and sensitizing the public of the management of bomb threats.
  • Protection of airports, ports and railways.
  • Collecting post blast substances and forwarding to government chemist for molecule analysis.
  •  Detection and prevention of illegal explosive incidents
  • Apprehension and prosecution of explosive offenders
  •  Disposing and detonating all unexploded bombs (UXB), grenades, motors and other components of explosive materials

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 suspicious 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.