World: Kenya, China sign treaties to fight corruption, recover stolen public assets

Author(s): UNK | Date: May 16, 2017 | Language: English
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Kenya has signed three major treaties with China signifying commitment in the fight against corruption.
They are the Treaty on Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance and Transfer of Prisoners.
Attorney General Githu Muigai signed the agreements on behalf of the Kenyan government on Tuesday.
This was in the presence of President Xi Jing ping of China and President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Belt and Road Summit in Beijing.
The two governments further committed to enhancing bilateral cooperation and mechanisms for repatriation and recovery of assets.
China has in the past three years concentrated on assets recovery in various parts of the world.
It has also spearheaded the repatriation of criminals and the proceeds from such unlawful acts.
The China forum is centred around the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative.