The Director of Criminal
Investigations, Adadi Rajabu, has accused Burundi, Djibouti and Eritrea of
derailing international efforts to combat crime in the Great Lakes and Horn
of Africa regions.
He said the countries
were doing the region a disservice by staying away from regional forums called
to discuss crime.
Rajabu made the remarks
yesterday when presenting a report in an international conference on crime
in the two regions.
The participants in the
regional meeting included directors of criminal investigations from Burundi,
Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and the
The meeting, which followed
conferences involving permanent secretaries and ministers for home affairs,
discussed the use of computer technology in crime, cross-border theft of vehicles,
drug abuse and trafficking, terrorism and cattle rustling.
Adadi said since combating
international crime required international efforts, there was a need to strengthen
unity and co-operation among countries to tackle the problem.