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Enhancing Financial Investigation Capacity of Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations, 19-21/01/21
January 19, 2021 - January 21, 2021
What: Enhancing Financial Investigation capacity of Kenya’s DCI – Directorate of Criminal Investigations
Where: Naivasha, Kenya
When: 19-21 January 2021
Who: 31 Kenyan DCI officers
Human trafficking is done for financial benefit, generating billions of dollars in profits for the perpetrators while victimizing millions of people. Traffickers are estimated to exploit about 40.3 million victims annually in various forms of exploitation. The lucrative nature of these crimes has enabled criminal networks to conduct their operations covertly to evade detection by law enforcement agencies. The traffickers take advantage of the disparity between low wages and lack of employment opportunities in some parts of the world on the one hand, and the seemingly abundant jobs and high wages on the other.
Financial investigation is therefore key in the fight against money laundering, trafficking in human beings and the smuggling of migrants. It helps to bring the criminals to justice, to unearth other criminal networks, and in proper profiling of criminals. It is increasingly paramount for law enforcement agencies to understand their role in financial investigation, as well as the roles of other relevant national stakeholders while conducting financial investigations. Notably, under Kenya’s national laws, DCI remains an important law enforcement agency in the fight against human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants.
This training in Naivasha was the first of two.
In conducting the training, the objective of the AML-THB is to:
- Promote the DCI’s better understanding of human trafficking and smuggling, the modus of operandi of the criminal networks and their financial flow nationally, regionally and Internationally
- Better understand the role of the financial sector in disrupting criminal networks through effective AML measures
- Outline the Importance of Information sharing and a multi-agency approach in investigations
- Understand the Judicial expectations of admissible Financial evidence
- Promote better understanding and importance of public-private partnership in AML-THB
The DCI officers who participated in this training conducted in Naivasha rated highly the training in terms of its relevance and importance, meeting its objectives, value addition, quality of delivery and level of participation. The feedback received on the presentations and sessions was very positive.