FBI to participate in probe of high profile corruption cases in Kenya

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FBI to participate in probe of high profile corruption cases in Kenya
 FBI to participate in probe of high profile corruption cases in KenyaOn Friday, USA Ambassador to Kenya, Kyle McCarter, revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), will partner with the EACC to probe high profile corruption cases and share intelligence on asset tracing and recovery.

The announcement was made after he met EACC CEO, Twalib Mbarak, and chairman, Archbishop Eliud Wabukhala, as reported by Nation.

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“We don’t have to advertise everything we do because we don’t want to educate criminals. The criminals will be caught by surprise.

“The people of Kenya deserve justice and we are going to deploy every resource. We want to win the war on corruption and that is our focus,” McCarter declared while declining to reveal details of the high profile cases they were pursuing.

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EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala (l), US ambassador Kyle McCarter (c) and EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak (r) address the media at Integrity Centre on July 19, 2019

FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States.

It had earlier on partnered with the DCI in investigating the authenticity and origin of the letter purporting the alleged assassination plot against Deputy President William Ruto.

On the recovery of assets stolen and hidden in the US, McCarter proclaimed that it is not going to be business as usual as intelligence-sharing between EACC and FBI will be intensified to bring back what belongs to Kenya.

“We are going to use every intelligence we have to recover the assets. They need to give back what they have stolen.

“It can’t be that after stealing, people just walk away. They have to be brought to justice,” McCarter assured.

According to Mbarak, the meeting focused on strengthening collaboration, cooperation and coordination of the multi-agency approach in the fight against corruption.

“We deliberated on enhancing the capacity of the commission on key areas of asset tracing and recovery, financial investigations and intelligence management,” Mbarak divulged.

In 2018, the government wrote to seven countries seeking details on billions of shillings suspected to be stashed abroad by influential individuals, including prominent politicians and businessmen.

A photo of Integrity House

By JOHN MBATI

kenyans.co.ke

 

FBI to participate in probe of high profile corruption cases in Kenya

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