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
“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
The event brought over 100 local and
international jurists, senior government officials to
discuss causes of and responses to transnational crimes.
“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
Weak law enforcement, corruption and
inadequate sanctions and legislation have been
identified as among the key factors that facilitate
international organized crimes.