Attorney General Justin Muturi on Wednesday launched the Asset Recovery Agency’s five year Strategic Plan that will guide its operations.
Speaking during the launch, AG Muturi said the agency’s strategic plan will be a significant step forward in our collective fight against all forms of money laundering and economic crimes.
The Strategic Plan will be instrumental in the fight against money laundering and economic crimes which requires the collective efforts of all stakeholders.
“Economic Crimes and Money Laundering undermine the principles of justice, fairness, and equality, and erodes the public’s trust in the institutions that are meant to serve them. This is a challenge that we cannot afford to ignore, and the launch of the Asset Recovery Agency’s strategic plan is a significant step forward in our collective fight against all forms of money laundering and economic crimes,” he said during the launch.
“I urge all relevant government agencies, law enforcement bodies, financial institutions, and international partners to join hands with the Asset Recovery Agency in this noble cause,” AG Muturi said.
He acknowledged that the strategic plan places a strong emphasis by outlining measures for strengthening institutional capacity, enhancing operational efficiency, and promoting a culture of integrity within the Agency.
Further, the Attorney General noted the five-year plan recognizes the importance of international cooperation in asset recovery efforts.
He urged the Asset Recovery Agency to establish strong partnerships with its counterparts in other countries to curb illicit financial flows.
“By sharing information, expertise, and resources, we can overcome the challenges posed by cross-border asset recovery and ensure that we curb illicit financial flows,” he said.
The event was presided over by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
Other guests included Public Accounts Committee Chairman Opiyo Wandayi, National Treasury Principal Secretary Julius Muia, Ethics and Anti-Corruption (EACC) Chairman Archbishop (Rtd) Eliud Wabukala and representatives from government and professional bodies.