STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ON THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN SWISS FEDERAL COUNCIL AND GOVERNMENT OF KENYA ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS ON 28TH APRIL 2017 AT 10.00 am AT THE KICC, NAIROBI.
The Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice is the Central Authority for Mutual Legal Assistance in Kenya. The Office is responsible for creating the laws that facilitate the apprehension of persons engaged in criminal affairs in operations that transverse the different states. These include guiding laws to extradition between states, transfer of prisoners, recovery of stolen assets in foreign countries, among others.
The Swiss Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Ralf Heckner and the Attorney General, Professor Githu Muigai will on Friday 28th April 2017, 10.00 am at the KICC sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Swiss Federal Council and the Republic of Kenya on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
The MOU in Criminal Matters aims at defining the scope of MLA in Criminal Matters, promoting greater understanding of the existing laws, legal systems and legal institutions in both countries while providing technical assistance that is aimed at confiscating illegally acquired assets and repatriating the same.
It is for this reason that you are invited to attend and provide media coverage during the Signing Ceremony at the KICC’s Taifa Hall at 10.00am on 28th April 2017. This will shortly be followed by the two leaders issuing a joint Press Statement.
After the Signing Ceremony, the Attorney General will address another Press Conference at the venue on the preparation for the Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) 2017 Conference scheduled to start on Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 9.00 a.m. at the KICC. Accompanying the Attorney General at the Press Conference will the Secretary General of AALCO and several Cabinet Secretaries and other senior ranking government officials. President Uhuru Kenyatta will open the Conference.
Kindly plan to attend the Press Conferences.