On Saturday, disappointment rocked online streets after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) lost a tight race for the Sumuri Talino Forensic Workstation award to US-based Henry County Police Department.
They had been nominated for the award alongside US police departments Henry County Police Department, Elkton Police Department, Washington Police Department and Philadelphia Police Department.
The DCI Digital Forensics Unit was the only nominee outside the United States of America.
Throughout the next week, DCI appealed to members of the public to vote for it to ensure they clinch the award that would have seen the department receive the Talino Forensics Workstation & Access Data FTK Software License but unfortunately the numbers weren’t enough.
At midnight Monday, however, Kenyans were pleasantly informed that their efforts to pull together and vote didn’t go to waste, afterall.
Through their official Twitter handle, Sumuri Forensics (the competition organizers) announced that the DCI will in fact receive the equipment after Kenyans’ incredible show of unity during the voting process humbled them.
Your country’s effort in coming together for this campaign made it an even more humbling experience. Congratulations to our SUMURI Gives Back Runner Up – DIGITAL FORENSICS UNIT, KENYA! You too will receive a TALINO workstation to help your team save more lives. #SUMURGivesBack pic.twitter.com/v46FHMFl2p
— SUMURI (@SUMURIForensics) December 23, 2019
The Talino Forensic Workstation, is a mid-level desktop processor system which features superior processing power and capabilities which include a mid-level desktop processor system, which features superior processing power and capabilities.
As expected, netizens were buzzing with excitement over the news. We’ve sampled some of their reactions (including the DCI’s) below.
When we come together for a good cause, great things do happen.
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) December 23, 2019
Kamecome through mann. 😁 https://t.co/R0mlYhFFFA
— The Lifta (@TheLifta) December 23, 2019
— Martin karau (@MartinKangara4) December 23, 2019
— KayNjehia (@KayNjehia) December 23, 2019
#Kenya has been awarded the TALINO workstation which will be essential in forensics. @DCI_Kenya congratulates kenyans for voting massively. Thanks to the @SUMURIForensics 🇰🇪 🇰🇪 https://t.co/4r84dwa8Pj
— Mality (@MalityKenya) December 23, 2019
BOOOOM ….ola @DCI_Kenya make use of those Serious equipment and don’t come with Kosokoso ,it wasn’t working at the time we were doing this and that script….
Diligence is NEEDED https://t.co/Cj5PC2skbv
— Butula’s Finest (@SamMacoha) December 23, 2019
@DCI_Kenya has been given this workstation for free, courtesy of the online campaign they did to mobilize Kenyans to vote for them.
Don’t be surprised when you’ll read Auditor General’s Report next year, that the govt paid KES 700 million for this workstation.
This is Kenya 🤣 https://t.co/wVHaOw4kJ8
— BB – Broke Billionaire (@ericoh_g) December 23, 2019
For a moment the citizens have faith in what DCI is doing. https://t.co/Ed9RMfdUwc
— Chris Ndungu™ (@xtoffah) December 23, 2019
— 管理者™👨🏽💻 (@I_AmTelvin) December 23, 2019
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