Targeted Financial Sanctions
Targeted Financial Sanctions (TFS) refers to Asset Freezing without delay and Prohibitions to prevent Funds or other Assets from being made directly or indirectly available to the benefit of designated persons or entities. TFS are implemented under two regimes:

i. United Nations Sanctions Regime
TFS under the UN sanctions regime apply to any person or entity listed under this regime in any jurisdiction across the world. As a member of the United Nations, Kenya is bound by the decisions and resolutions of the United Nations Security Council with respect to threats to the peace, breaches of the peace, and acts of aggression under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, including measures that do not involve the use of armed force under Article 41. Consequently, Kenya is committed to implement UNSCRs, including those related to UN sanctions regimes.

United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) and successor resolutions concerning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities.

  • ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List
  • SIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Press Releases
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1988 (2011) and successor resolutions with respect to individuals and entities designated prior to the date of adoption of resolution 1988 (2011) as the Taliban, as well as other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban.

  • 1988 Sanctions List
  • 1988 Sanctions Committee Press Releases

  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718 (2006) and successor resolutions concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK): nuclear-related, other weapons of mass destruction-related, and ballistic missile-related programs.

  • 1718 Sanctions List
  • 1718 Sanctions Committee (DPRK) Press Releases
  • United Nations Security Council 2231 (2015) on Islamic Republic of Iran: nuclear program.

  • United Nations Security Council Consolidated List
  • ii. Domestic TFS regime
    Targeted Financial Sanctions (TFS) under the domestic regime provide a framework for countries to list individuals and entities and is applicable for that country.
    In Kenya, the Counter Financing of Terrorism Inter-Ministerial Committee compiles a Domestic List comprising of individuals and entities that meet the designation criteria required by the UNSC Resolution 1373 (2001).

    Click here for a current Domestic List

    Sanctions Implementation
    Implementation of sanctions shall be in accordance with the existing legal framework and in accordance with the relevant UNSCRs and the Domestic List. To ensure timely receipt of the circulation of designations and related communications, relevant persons are strongly encouraged to subscribe to CFTIMC mailing list indicating your name, name of your organization and your official email address.