Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will this weekend lead a delegation of crime busters and prosecutors to America as the country seeks the help of President Trump’s administration in the fight against graft, terrorism, drug and human trafficking, and money laundering.
DPP Noordin Haji will also be joined by the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti in the visit that comes days after the launch of a major crackdown on dirty money.
The US excursion follows similar trips to Jersey Land and the UK, as the DPP and DCI seek international assistance to bust corrupt networks and recover stolen cash hidden abroad.
During the three-day visit, the two Kenyan officials will hold a series of meetings with the Attorney General (AG) William Barr and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) director, Christopher Wray.
A report by the Standard paper states that officials privy to information said the main focus in the meetings will be corruption, counter-terrorism, organised crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking and intelligence sharing.
The Kenyan delegation will also include a number of prosecutors, detectives and officials from the Asset Recovery Agency.
DPP Haji said US AG’s office invited them for the trip to share various issues that affect both nations.
“We will be discussing many issues including graft. You know the FBI is under AG’s office in the US and we are scheduled to meet top detectives there to share various issues,” said Mr Haji.