United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1267 and its successor resolutions require countries to immediately freeze funds, financial assets or economic resources of individuals and entities who are designated by the United Nations Security Council based on such person’s / entity’s connections with terrorism and terrorist financing.

Further, countries should ensure that no funds, financial assets or economic resources are made available to or for the benefit of such designated persons or entities or their beneficiaries. Accordingly, financial institutions are obliged to have measures in place to identify and freeze funds, financial assets or economic resources of such designated persons and entities immediately.

Freezing is effective as and when the United Nations Security Council announces the names of such designated persons and entities and such freezing shall be in force until such time the person or entity is delisted from the designated list.
The Prevention of Terrorism Regulations mandates the Counter Financing of Terrorism Inter-Ministerial Committee with circulation of the UNSC 1267 sanctions list.  The Committee has in turn mandated the Financial Reporting Centre to circulate the list to Supervisory Bodies as defined in POCAMLA Act, National Security Organs, Law Enforcement Agencies, and other relevant institutions.

Press releases on updates to the list by the UNSC ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee and the full list in various formats can be found at the links below:



    Kenya underwent an Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorist Financing and Counter Proliferation Financing (AML/CFT/CPF) assessment by the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) aimed at assessing Kenya’s compliance with global AML/CFT/CPF standards.

    Kenya’s Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) was adopted by the ESAAMLG Council of Ministers in September 2022 at its meeting in Livingstone, Zambia and subsequently published on the ESAAMLG website on November 11, 2022. The MER summarises the AML/CFT/CPF regime in the country also provides recommendations on how the country’s AML/CFT/CPF regime can be strengthened. A copy of the MER can be downloaded here.

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