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Posts Tagged: Kenya

FCPA, Bribery Act have a role in the fight against terrorism

There still seems to be some debate as to whether the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and other international focused anti-bribery legislation aids in the fight against terrorism. But the continuum from corruption to crime to terrorism is well-established and arguing that laws such as the FCPA have no place in a country’s overall security regime seems to be me to be naive at best.… Continue Reading

East African nations closer to regional anti-graft protocol but divisions remain

Anti-corruption agencies in the countries of the East African Community are hoping to finalize a regional protocol to fight corruption but differences among member states are holding up the effort.

The signing of the East African Community Protocol on Preventing and Combating Corruption has been delayed mainly over whether the member states — Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda — will give prosecutorial powers to their respective anti-corruption agencies, the East African reported.

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Dear Virginia: Do better

Last summer, I wrote a series for the FCPA Blog about Virginia’s “Shamefully Inadequate Ethics Laws” (see here, here and here). I was not alone in criticizing what has been deemed one of the least effective ethics regimes in the country.… Continue Reading

Financial Action Task Force: These nations have AML deficiencies

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism controls in a public statement Friday.

The FATF is a membership body that sets the global standards for anti-money laundering (AML) and financing of terrorism (FT) programs and controls.… Continue Reading

World Bank hosting event about high-seas piracy

Since 2005, over $400 million has been paid in ransoms to pirates who’ve hijacked ships in the Indian Ocean. The World Bank, INTERPOL, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime have followed the money to find out who gets it, how it’s distributed and moved, where it’s invested, and how the illegal money flows can be stopped.… Continue Reading

SFO charges currency printer, execs for Africa bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office charged a specialty printing company and four individuals, including the firm’s former chairman, with paying more than £400,000 in bribes in Africa.

Smith & Ouzman Limited, two of its directors, an employee, and an agent were charged under the Section 1 Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, the SFO said.… Continue Reading

The price for impunity is higher than ever

If Western governments sounded frustrated with Kenya’s leaders after last week’s attack at the Westgate mall, they had good reason.

The link between corruption and terrorism became clear after 9/11. So it wouldn’t have been hard to predict disastrous results eventually flowing from Kenya’s impunity.… Continue Reading

After mall attack, Kenya’s graft history gets closer look

Even before last week’s siege of Nairobi’s Westgate mall had ended, Kenya’s rampant corruption was being blamed for making it easier for the Islamic militants to carry out the attack.

The Standard called on government leaders ‘to explain, at the very least, how more than a dozen foreign terrorists and their war matériel sneaked into the country without their knowledge.’… Continue Reading