News from UNODC - Eastern Africa

UNODC ROEA Organizes Bilateral Consultative Meeting on Countering Trafficking in Persons between Kenya and Uganda

Naivasha - 28 - 29 March 2019: UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa under the framework of the Better Migration Management Programme, brought together the Uganda Task Force on Trafficking in Persons and the Counter Trafficking in Persons Advisory Committee of Kenya. The two-day meeting that was held on 28 and 29 March 2019 discussed matters of common interest in addressing countering of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants between the two countries. Read More...

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Lamu Service Week Brings Justice Closer to Marginalized Kenyans

Lamu - 22 March 2019: The people of Lamu County on Kenya's coast have this week benefitted from a justice service week featuring cooperation between 15 criminal justice agencies, non-governmental organizations and development partners. Led by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Lamu Service Week involved intensive legal support and information to clear the backlog of criminal cases and improve citizens' access to, and understanding of, criminal justice services. Read More...

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UNODC Inaugurates Mogadishu Prison, Court Complex in Latest Support to Somalia

Mogadishu - 25 February 2019: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) marked another milestone in its support to Somalia with the inauguration of the Mogadishu Prison and Court Complex (MPCC), a key part of the Federal Government's response to terrorism and one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in the country.

Since 2010 UNODC's Regional Office for Eastern Africa has been working in the most challenging locations around Somalia to deliver both the infrastructure and the technical assistance to help the Federal and regional authorities deliver justice for those accused of piracy, terrorism and other forms of serious organised crime. Read More...

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Call for Submissions on Landmark Alternative Justice System Policy

Nairobi - 8 February 2019: The taskforce mandated to develop an Alternative Justice System (AJS) policy in support of Kenya's Constitution is calling for contributions from the public and other stakeholders. The Taskforce on Traditional, Informal and Other Mechanisms Used to Access Justice in Kenya (Alternative Justice System) is consulting widely as it develops a policy on AJS with a view to enhancing access to, and expeditious delivery of, justice for all citizens. Read More...

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