The Central Bank of Kenya and several other government offices issued a public notice regarding the growing use of fraudulent and unlicensed financial schemes seeking to take advantage of Kenyans during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as money laundering and terrorist financing concerns.
The Basel Institute on Governance announced the successful prosecution by Kenya’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of John Waluke, a member of Kenya’s Parliament, and Grace Wakhungu for their roles in a $3 million fraud and corruption scheme.
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Justice Department warns pandemic may slow corporate investigations, Chinese national accused of fraudulent COVID-19 loan applications, and more, in the weekly roundup.
The Central Bank of Kenya issued an enforcement action against Absa Bank Kenya PLC for failing to apply certain anti-money laundering compliance control standards on foreign exchange trades conducted in March 2020.