By Ronald Njoroge NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya plans to enhance its fight against
transnational crimes through better collaboration with
international partners, a judiciary official said Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Justice
Philomena Mwilu told a regional justice forum in Nairobi that
despite significant steps to improve its legislative and
regulatory framework, Kenya remains vulnerable to transnational
“We are seeking to
sign more cooperation agreements with global partners so as to
curb transnational crime by both domestic and foreign organized
criminal entities,” Mwilu said at a conference on human
trafficking and international organized crimes.
The event brought
over 100 local and international jurists, senior government
officials to discuss causes of and responses to transnational
“We are increasing
our capacity to deal with transnational crimes when they are
brought before courts by training judges and judicial officers
in this area,” Mwilu said.
She noted that
Kenya’s increasingly connected and sophisticated financial
service industry has a made it a hub for transnational crime.
“The large capital
inflows, many illicit, from across this conflict-affected
region, make the challenge of international money laundering and
financial fraud a real issue,” Mwilu added.
The deputy chief
justice said Kenya will remain steadfast in its resolve to bring
to justice those involved in transnational crimes, and in
addressing the root causes and conditions that enable them.
enforcement, corruption and inadequate sanctions and legislation
have been identified as among the key factors that facilitate
international organized crimes.