KENYA’S DPP NOORDIN HAJI AND MOROCCAN COUNTERPART SIGN ON MUTUAL COOPERATION.

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Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji and King’s Attorney General, and President of Public Prosecutions of the Kingdom of Morocco Moulay El Hassan Daki at ODPP office in Nairobi , Kenya.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Prosecution offices from Kenya and Morocco have agreed to cooperate in combating transnational crimes.

The memorandum of understanding signed between Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji and King’s Attorney General, and
President of Public Prosecutions of the Kingdom of Morocco Moulay El Hassan Daki, will see prosecutors from both countries assist each other in combating the vices.

The MOU according to the prosecution heads is founded on the principles of respect, equality and mutual benefit in compliance with parties’ respective legal systems and international treaties.

The two leaders said the MOU will enhance understanding and comprehensive cooperation between the Republic of Kenya and the Kingdom of Morocco.

The chief prosecutors said the two countries will strengthen networking and cooperation in combatting trans-national organized crimes such as cyber crimes, corruption, money laundering, trafficking in drugs and persons, terrorism, and violent extremism.

The parties shall cooperate on a number of areas ranging from the exchange of official working visits at all levels to maintain and strengthen mutual understanding, the strengthening of cooperation in prosecutors’ training, to the organization of conferences, thematic seminars related to the professional skills of the parties.

Later accompanied by the DPP Haji, Dr Daki paid Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and discussed the prosecution and adjudication of complex transnational organized crimes. 

DCJ Mwilu and Dr. Daki emphasized the importance of learning and sharing experiences in across jurisdictions especially in Africa. 

“These interactions provide opportunity for innovation and utilization of best practices for the benefit of the respective justice systems and those they serve,” they said 

On behalf of the Chief Justice, Justice Mwilu reasserted the Judiciary of Kenya’s commitment to strengthening constitutionalism and the rule of law across Africa and assured its support to the current President of the Executive Board of the Congress of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CJCA).

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