(Xinhua) -- Kenya and Britain on Thursday signed an
agreement to repatriate proceeds of crime and corruption stashed
away in Britain’s jurisdictions.
The agreement was signed during a
meeting between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting
British Prime Minister Theresa May in Nairobi.
Speaking at a joint news conference in
Nairobi, Kenyatta said there was no turning back on the war on
corruption and economic crimes.
“Fighting corruption is an important
aspect for my legacy besides the Big Four Agenda,” he said
shortly after the two leaders led their respective delegations
in bilateral talks.
On her part, the British PM said that
besides repatriation of the proceeds of corruption, her
government will support efforts to prosecute and conclude all
major corruption cases in the country.
The two countries also signed
agreement on the renewal of security pact between the two
The agreement will enable Kenya to
receive support for border control and aviation security through
training programs and equipment for border, airline and
Other areas of co-operation under the
agreement include countering violent extremism, terrorism and
trans-national crime through sharing of information and
profiling of major masterminds and beneficiaries of these
May said her government is training
with Kenyans to promote stability in East Africa and beyond.
She lauded Kenya’s efforts to
stabilize Somalia and the signing of a peace deal in South
Sudan under African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) and
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) respectively.
May also announced that Britain will
soon unveil a package for AMISOM, the peacekeeping team that
comprises Kenyan soldiers in the war-torn country.