Kenya to sign recovery of assets pact with key partners

December 11, 2018 8:14 am
Government Spokesman Erik Kiraithe stated that Kenya will be represented by Attorney General Kihara Kariuki while Jersey will be represented by the minister for External Relations Senator Ian Gorst/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 11 – The government will Tuesday morning sign an agreement with key foreign partner states on the return of assets acquired corruptly and stashed abroad.

The agreement dubbed “the Framework for Return of Assets from Corruption and Crime in Kenya,” will be signed with the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Jersey – where most of assets and cash from grand corruption.

Government Spokesman Erik Kiraithe stated that Kenya will be represented by Attorney General Kihara Kariuki while Jersey will be represented by the Minister for External Relations Senator Ian Gorst.

“The above-referred ceremony will be held at Harambee House Second Floor Boardroom at 8:30am on 11th of December 2018. Senator Ian Gorst will represent the Government of Jersey, Minister for External Relations of the Government of Jersey, while Justice (Rtd) Kihara Kariuki, Attorney General will represent the Government of Kenya,” he said.

The government indicated that it plans to use the recovered money in development programmes which will be agreed upon “by a steering committee comprising representatives from the participating countries.

The move will also ensure that the government wins the war against corruption and reiterated the government’s commitment to fight the vice.

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