The current functions of the Directorate General under theNational Police Law 2011 are:
Collecting and providing criminal information.
Conduct serious crime investigations such as manslaughter, drug-related crimes, human trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, white-collar crime, piracy, organized crime, and cybercrime.
Maintain law and order.
Crime detection and prevention.
Arrest of perpetrators.
Maintain a criminal record.
Conducting forensic analysis.
Carrying out instructions given to the Inspector General by the Attorney General pursuant to Article 157(4) of the Constitution.
Coordinate national Interpol operations.
Investigate matters referred by independent police inspectors.
Perform other functions assigned by other written law.
Financial Institutions (FIs) and DesignatedNon-Financial Institutions and Professionals (DNFBPs) must have and operate a compliance program that includes, but is not limited to:
Policies and procedures for sharing information on customer due diligence, money laundering and terrorist financing risks.
Mandatory provision of customer and facility information when required for AML/CFT purposes.
Analytical reports and reports of activity that appear unusual and arouse suspicion upon closer inspection.
Mechanisms regarding appropriate compliance risk management measures to be applied.
Take appropriate safeguards for the confidentiality and use of information exchanged, including safeguards to prevent information leakage.
Appointment of a Money Laundering Reporter (MLRO).
Sustainably plan training and knowledge building.
Independent test plan to ensure full effectiveness.
Just having an AML/CFT compliance program in place is not enough. Programs must be monitored and evaluated by independent audits. In Kenya Financial Institutions (FIs) and DesignatedNon-Financial Business and Professionals (DNFBPS) should regularly evaluate their AML/CFT programs to ensure their effectiveness and look for new risk factors. Those conducting the tests must be sufficiently qualified to ensure that their findings are reliable. For example, but not limited to, an independent review should:
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* This page is intended as general information only and should not be relied on as the sole source of information for your AML obligations and AML program. Please visit your local regulatory authority sites for the latest relevant and full information.