The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) together with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has introduced a training to instill experts with skills in fighting tax crimes.
The two-week program will train tax crime investigators to identify and tackle tax and other financial offences such as corruption and money laundering.
A Course on Fighting Financial Crimes
The program, which runs from 11 to 22 June 2018 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, will be supported by the Africa Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation.
Over 48 participants from more than 18 countries across Africa will be involved in the program themed ‘Conducting and Managing Financial Investigations.’ The participants will include tax and financial crime investigators, financial analysts, judicial officials, and prosecutors.
The course will be taught by international faculty of senior and experienced financial crime experts and tax crime investigators from Uganda, the USA, the UK, Germany, and Norway.
The participants will gain skills such as tracing money via complex financial arrangements, thereby, enabling them to recognise the connection between illegal financial activities and suspects.
The Ag Head of Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) says in a press statement: “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 OECD, governments around the world have been making efforts to combat tax and financial crimes by applying several strategies. One of the strategies governments use is training experts in this field.