Kenya – A Haven for Dirty Money?
Online debate on Wednesday, December 16, 2013, 1400 GMT
Illicit finance flowing into Kenya has jumped fivefold 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
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