Live Online Chat on "Kenya: A Dirty Money Haven?"

December 17th, 2013

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Online debate on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1400 GMT

Illicit finance flowing into Kenya has jumped five fold in a decade. Kenya is the easiest place in the world to open a shell company. Global financial regulators tag Kenya as a high risk place for money laundering and terrorist finance, and the World Bank is studying the problem for regional  anti-corruption agencies.  Yet the government is pushing ahead with plans to turn Nairobi into an international financial centre.  Is it building instead a major haven for laundering dirty money?

Join an online chat to discuss the findings of the Thomson Reuters Foundation exclusive: Chic Nairobi throbs to the beat of dirty money


John Githongo, anti-corruption expert in Kenya

Alex Cobham, senior analyst on illicit financial flows, Center for Global Development, London

Raymond Baker, president of Global Financial Integrity, Washington


Written by Financial Transparency Coalition

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