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Kenya – A haven for dirty money?

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 http://www.trust.org/item/20131209150854-1kirf/ Guests: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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