Ongoing Projects in Eastern Africa

Strengthening counter-terrorism capacity for a safer Kenya, KENS70

Budget (USD)



1 year (2008 - 2009)

Donor country


This project constitutes the UNODC component of a joint UNDP/UNODC programme aimed at strengthening counter-terrorism in Kenya with the Kenya National Counter-terrorism Centre (NTCT), Office of the President, as the main government counterpart. The long-term objective of the project is to reduce incidences of terrorism, financing of terrorism, and money laundering in Kenya. The immediate objective is to strengthen national capacity to more effectively and comprehensively prevent, investigate and prosecute terrorism, counter-terrorism financing and money laundering in Kenya.

The project strategy is two-pronged, namely (i) to assist in the development of national counter-terrorism and anti-money-laundering legislation and regulations in line with international standards and norms, and (ii) to strengthen Kenya's capacity to implement the said legislation on counter-terrorism under the broad framework of respect for civil liberties and human rights by training the judiciary, prosecutors and investigators in the application of the legislation. The strategy includes the establishment of a control mechanism to combat counter-terrorism financing and money laundering, i.e. of a Financial Reporting Centre (FRC) or Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), as well as training of relevant government authorities and private banks on the implementation of the new legislation.