Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be hosting a two week training to equip financial crime investigators, prosecutors, financial analysts, and judicial officials with knowledge in fighting tax crimes.
The programme is aimed at improving the ability of tax crime investigators to detect and combat tax offences and other financial crimes including money laundering and corruption.
More than 48 participants from over 18 countries across Africa are expected to take part in the programme themed Conducting and Managing Financial Investigations.
The course will be steered by an international faculty of senior and experienced tax crime investigators and financial crime experts drawn from Germany, Norway, United States of America, the United Kingdom and Uganda.
The training seeks to equip participants with key modern skills required in financial investigations such as the ability to trace money through complex financial arrangements. With the new skills, the participants will be better placed to identify links between suspects and illicit financial activities.
The course brings together participants from not only different countries, but also from various government agencies. This will therefore be an important platform to provide a good understanding of the significance of effective cooperation among the agencies and countries represented in combating the menace of tax and financial crimes.
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), governments across the world have actively been pursuing the fight against tax and financial crimes through key strategic approaches in addressing the menace.
The programme under the auspices of the Africa Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation will run from 11th June, 2018 to 22nd June, 2018 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi.