Uhuru & Swiss President Alain Berset Agree on Framework on Asset Recovery

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday unveiled a bold plan to bring back proceeds from corruption that had been held outside the country.

The Head of State, who held talks with his Swiss counterpart President Alain Berset at State House, stated that the two countries had agreed on a framework on asset recovery.

"After successful negotiations with our partners from Switzerland, we have agreed upon a framework for the return of assets of corruption and crime in Kenya

"The framework outlines our commitment and our plan for recovering the proceeds of crime and corruption - it will ensure that illegally acquired wealth held outside our country is repatriated to benefit the Kenyan people," he stated.

[caption caption="Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and Alain Berset at State House on July 9, 2018"][/caption]

President Kenyatta made it clear that corruption would not be tolerated as it directly threatened Kenya's future.

On his part, President Berset stated that the two countries enjoyed a common interest in fighting corruption.

"We have agreed on a framework on asset recovery. Switzerland is committed to the fight against corruption. We look forward to a closer friendship between our two countries," he stated.

The Swiss president who is on a 2-day state visit in the country lauded Kenya for creating a favourable business environment.

"I would like to congratulate Kenya for taking initiative in making it easy to invest and do business here. Consequently, the bilateral trade between us has doubled.

"The relations between Kenya and Switzerland are very good. The aim of my visit is to find ways of making better use of our political, economic potential and further deepen relations," he noted.

[caption caption="President Alain Berset during the press conference at State House in July 8, 2018"][/caption]

President Uhuru has expressed commitment to fighting corruption in the second term of his presidency as he focusses on accomplishing his legacy projects -The Big 4.

Earlier in July 2017, he used the proceeds recovered from Smith & Ouzman Chickengate Scandal to buy ambulances to be used in different counties.

[caption caption="Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Alain Berset , DP William Ruto at State House on July 9, 2018"][/caption]

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