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Saccos have been lauded as one of the most convenient and effective methods to save and invest, especially for middle and low-income earners.

However, the number of cases involving Kenyans being conned by unscrupulous Saccos has been on the rise.

The recent victims are those who had saved with Ekeza Sacco which has been on the spot for the mismanagement of members’ funds.

While choosing a Sacco to save and invest your money in, it is important to do a background check to ensure it is legitimate and has a good track record.

The first step should be to ensure that your Sacco is registered under the Sacco Societies Act.

Kenyans.co.ke has compiled a detailed list of all the legitimately registered Saccos in Kenya for the year ending December 2019.

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LIST OF SACCO SOCIETIES LICENSED TO UNDERTAKE DEPOSIT-TAKING SACCO BUSINESS IN KENYA FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER, 2019.

Name of Society and Postal Address

  1. 2NK Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 12196 – 10109, Nyeri
  2. Afya Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 11607 – 00400, Nairobi.
  3. Agro-Chem Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 94 – 40107, Muhoroni.
  4. Airports Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 19001 – 00501, Nairobi
  5. All Churches Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2036 – 01000, Thika.
  6. Amica Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 816 – 10200, Murang’a.
  7. Ardhi Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 28782 – 00200, Nairobi.
  8. Asili Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 49064 – 00100, Nairobi.
  9. Azima Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1124 – 01000, Thika.
  10. Bandari Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box95011 – 80104, Mombasa.
  11. Baraka Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1548 – 10101, Karatina.
  12. Baraton University Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2500 – 30100, Eldoret.
  13. Biashara Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1895 – 10100, Nyeri.
  14. Biashara Tosha Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 189 – 60101, Manyatta.
  15. Bi-High Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 90 – 60500, Marsabit.
  16. Bingwa Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 434 – 10300, Kerugoya.
  17. Boresha Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 80 – 20103, Eldama Ravine.
  18. Capital Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1479 – 60200, Meru.
  19. Centenary Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1207 – 60200, Meru.
  20. Chai Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 278 – 00200, Nairobi.
  21. Chuna Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 30197 – 00100, Nairobi.
  22. Comoco Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 3334 – 00200, Nairobi
  23. Cosmopolitan Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1931 – 20100, Nakuru.
  24. County Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 21 – 60103, Runyenjes.
  25. Daima Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2032 – 60100, Embu.
  26. Dhabiti Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 353 – 60600, Maua.
  27. Dimkes Sacco Society Limited P.O. .Box 886 – 00900, Kiambu.
  28. Dumisha Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 84 – 20600, Mararal.
  29. Eco-Pillar Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 48 – 30600, Kapenguria
  30. Egerton Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 178 – 20115, Egerton.
  31. Elimu Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 10073 – 00100, Nairobi.
  32. Enea Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1836 – 10101, Karatina.
  33. Faridi Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 448 – 50400, Busia.
  34. Fariji Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 589 – 00216, Githunguri.
  35. Fortitude Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 237 – 40305, Mbita.
  36. Fortune Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 559 – 10300, Kerugoya.
  37. Fundilima Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 62000 – 00200, Nairobi.
  38. GDC Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box896 – 00216, Guthunguri.
  39. Good Faith Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 224 – 00222, Uplands
  40. Goodway Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 626 – 10300, Kerugoya.
  41. Gusii Mwalimu Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1335 – 40200, Kisii.
  42. Harambee Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 47815 – 00100, Nairobi.
  43. Hazina Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 59877 – 00200, Nairobi.
  44. IG Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1150 –50100, Kakamega.
  45. Ilkisonko Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 91 – 00209, Loitokitok.
  46. Imarika Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 712 – 80108, Kilifi.
  47. Imarisha Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 682 – 20200, Kericho.
  48. Imenti Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 3192 – 60200, Meru.
  49. Jacaranda Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1767 – 00232, Ruiru
  50. Jamii Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 57929 – 00200, Nairobi.
  51. Joinas Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 669 – 00219, Karuri.
  52. Kencream Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 300131 – 00200, Nairobi
  53. Kenpipe Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 314 – 00507, Nairobi.
  54. Kenversity Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 10263 – 00100, Nairobi.
  55. Kenya Achievas Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 3080 – 40200, Kisii.
  56. Kenya Bankers Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 73236 – 00200, Nairobi.
  57. Kenya Highlands Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2085 – 002000, Kericho.
  58. Kenya Police Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 51042 – 00200, Nairobi.
  59. Kimbilio Daima Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 81 – 20225, Kimulot.
  60. Kingdom Sacco Society Limited P.O.Box 8017 – 00300, Nairobi.
  61. Kipsigis Edis Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 228 – 20400, Bomet.
  62. Kite Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2073 – 40100, Kisumu.
  63. Kitui Teachers Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 254 – 90200, Kitui.
  64. KMFRI Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 80862 – 80100, Mombasa.
  65. Kolenge Tea Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 291 – 30301, Nandi Hills.
  66. Koru Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box Private Bag-40100, Koru
  67. K-Pillar Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 83 – 20403, Mogogosiek.
  68. K-Unity Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 268 – 00900, Kiambu.
  69. Kwetu Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 818 – 90100, Machakos.
  70. Lainisha Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 272 – 10303, Wang’uru.
  71. Lamu Teachers Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 110 – 80500, Lamu.
  72. Lengo Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1005 – 80200, Malindi.
  73. Mafanikio Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 86515 – 80100, Mombasa.
  74. Magadi Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 13 – 00205, Magadi.
  75. Magereza Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 53131 – 00200, Nairobi.
  76. Maisha Bora Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 30062 – 00100, Nairobi.
  77. Mentor Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 789 – 10200, Murang’a.
  78. Metropolitan National Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 871 – 00900, Kiambu.
  79. MMH Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 469 – 60600, Maua.
  80. Mombasa Port Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 95372 – 80104, Mombasa.
  81. Mudete Tea Growers Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 221 – 41053, Khayega.
  82. Muki Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 398 – 20318, North Kinangop
  83. Mwalimu National Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 62641 – 00200, Nairobi.
  84. Mwietheri Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2445 – 60100, Embu.
  85. Mwingi Mwalimu Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 489 – 90400, Mwingi.
  86. Mwito Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 56763 – 00200, Nairobi.
  87. Nacico Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 34525 – 00100, Nairobi.
  88. Nafaka Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 30586 – 00100, Nairobi.
  89. Nandi Farmers Sacco P.O. Box 333 – 30301, Nandi Hills
  90. Nassefu Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 43338 – 00100, Narobi.
  91. Nation Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 22022 – 00400, Nairobi.
  92. Nawiri Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 400 – 60100, Embu.
  93. Ndege Chai Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 857 – 20200, Kericho.
  94. Ndosha Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 532 – 60401, Chogoria
  95. New Forties Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1939 – 10100, Nyeri.
  96. Nexus Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 251 – 60202, Nkubu.
  97. Ng’arisha Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1199 – 50200, Bungoma.
  98. Noble Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 3466 – 30100, Eldoret.
  99. NRS Sacco Society Limited P. O Box 575 – 00902, Kikuyu.
  100. Nufaika Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 735 – 10300, Kerugoya.
  101. Nyala Vision Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 27 – 20306, Ndaragwa.
  102. Nyambene Arimi Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 493 – 60600, Maua.
  103. Nyamira Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 633 – 40500, Nyamira
  104. Nyati Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 7601 – 00200, Nairobi
  105. Ollin Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 83 – 10300, Kerugoya.
  106. Patnas Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 601 – 20210, Litein.
  107. Prime Time Sacco P.O. Box 512 – 30700, Iten
  108. PUAN Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 404 – 20500, Narok.
  109. Qwetu Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1186 – 80304, Wundanyi
  110. Rachuonyo Teachers Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 147 – 40332, Kosele.
  111. Safaricom Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 66827 – 00800, Nairobi.
  112. Sheria Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 34390 – 00100, Nairobi.
  113. Shirika Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 43429 – 00100, Nairobi.
  114. Shoppers Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 16 – 00507, Nairobi
  115. Simba Chai Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 977 – 20200, Kericho.
  116. Siraji Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box Private Bag, Timau.
  117. Skyline Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 660 – 20103, Eldama Ravine.
  118. Smart Champions Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 64 – 60205, Githingo
  119. Smart Life Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 118 – 30705, Kapsowar.
  120. Solution Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1694 – 60200, Meru.
  121. Sotico Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 959 – 20406, Sotik.
  122. Southern Star Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 514 – 60400, Chuka
  123. Stake Kenya Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 208 – 40413, Kehancha.
  124. Stawisha Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 27 – 50203, Kapsokwony.
  125. Stima Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 75629 – 00100, Nairobi.
  126. Supa Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 271 – 20600, Maralal.
  127. Tabasamu Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 123 – 80403, Kwale.
  128. TAI Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 718 – 00216, Githunguri.
  129. Taifa Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1649 – 10100, Nyeri.
  130. Taqwa Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 10180 – 00100, Nairobi
  131. Taraji Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 605 – 40600, Siaya.
  132. Tembo Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 91 – 00618, Ruaraka Nairobi.
  133. Tenhos Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 391 – 20400, Bomet.
  134. Thamani Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 467 – 60400, Chuka.
  135. The Apple Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 153 – 50305, Sirwa.
  136. Times U Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 310 – 60202, Nkubu.
  137. Tower Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 259 – 20303, Ol’kalou.
  138. Trans- Elite County Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 547 – 30300, Kapsabet.
  139. Trans Nation Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 15 – 60400, Chuka.
  140. Transcounties Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2965 – 30200, Kitale.
  141. Transnational Times Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2274 – 30200, Kitale
  142. Ufanisi Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2973 – 00200, Nairobi.
  143. Ukristo Na Ufanisi Wa Anglicana Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 872 – 00605, Nairobi.
  144. Ukulima Saco Society Limited P.O. Box 44071 – 00100, Nairobi.
  145. Unaitas Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 38791 – 00100, Nairobi.
  146. Uni-County Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 10132 – 20100, Nakuru
  147. Unison Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 414 – 10400, Nanyuki.
  148. United Nations Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2210 – 00621, Nairobi.
  149. Universal Traders Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2119 – 90100, Machakos.
  150. Vihiga County Farmers Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 309 – 50317, Chavakali.
  151. Viktas Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 2183 – 20300, Nyahururu.
  152. Vision Africa Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 18263 – 20100, Nakuru.
  153. Vision Point Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 42 – 40502, Nyansiongo.
  154. Wakenya Pamoja Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 829 – 40200, Kisii.
  155. Wakulima Commercial Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 232 – 10103, Mukurweni.
  156. Wanaanga Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 34680 – 00501, Nairobi.
  157. Wananchi Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 910 – 10106, Othaya.
  158. Wanandege Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 19074 – 00501, Nairobi.
  159. Washa Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 83256 – 80100, Mombasa.
  160. Waumini Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 66121 – 00800, Nairobi.
  161. Wevarsity Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 873 – 50100, Kakamega
  162. Winas Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 696 – 60100, Embu.
  163. Yetu Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 511 – 60202, Nkubu.
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SCHEDULE II: RESTRICTED LICENSES FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 31ST DECEMBER, 2019

Name of Society and Postal Address

  1. Ainabkoi Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 120 – 30101, Ainabkoi
  2. Goodhope Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 158 – 20500, Narok.
  3. Jitegemee Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 86937 – 80100, Mombasa.
  4. Jumuika Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 14 – 40112, Awasi.
  5. Kenya Midland Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 287 – 20400, Bomet.
  6. Nandi Hekima Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 211 – 30300, Kapsabet
  7. Nanyuki Equator Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1098 – 10400, Nanyuki
  8. Orient Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 1842 – 01000, Thika.
  9. Sukari Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 841 – 50102, Mumias
  10. Telepost Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 49557 – 00100, Nairobi
  11. Uchongaji Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 92503 – 80102, Mombasa.

SCHEDULE II: RESTRICTED LICENSES FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 30TH JUNE, 2019

  1. Miliki Sacco Society Limited P.O. Box 43582 – 10100 Nairobi
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Feds: Nigerian scammer arrested in $50M scheme that targeted Chicago companies

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A man from Nigeria has been arrested after being accused of running a $50 million scheme that targeted Chicago companies.

Olalekan Jacob Ponle allegedly got an unnamed Chicago-based company to wire transfer more than $15 million. Another local company lost $2.3 million, but investigators believe the scheme is worth more than $50 million.

Sources pointed WGN Investigates to his Instagram feed which looks like a lifestyle of the rich and famous.

Here’s how prosecutors said the alleged scheme worked.

Either he or his co-conspirators were able to gain access to company’s email accounts through a phishing attack.

In one of the Chicago cases, they allegedly sent an email that appeared to be from the company’s Chief Accounting Officer to another employee ordering the a transfer.

The criminal complaint says “The fraudulent email was almost identical to a prior, legitimate email” right down to the name on the bank account. But the account “number” was different.

Federal agents said Ponle’s scheme spanned at least 9 months last year.

During that time, one of his Instagram posts read: “Money don’t make a man, a man makes money.”

Ponle is a Nigerian national and was taken into custody in the United Arab Emirates. UAE expelled him and federal agents brought Ponle to Chicago Thursday night for an initial court appearance Friday morning.

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A detention hearing is schedule for late next week.

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Kenya ‘raring to go’ on free trade deal with US, Uhuru says

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Kenya’s negotiations with the US on an unprecedented two-way trade deal are on schedule to begin on July 7 despite difficulties posed by the coro-navirus pandemic, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday.

“Our team is raring to go,” he assured an online forum sponsored by the Washington-based Corporate Council on Africa.Kenya is aiming to create “sustainable jobs for our people” through what would be the first bilateral free-trade agreement between a sub-Saharan country and the nation with the world’s biggest economy, the President added.

The US also has much to gain from concluding such an arrangement, Mr Kenyatta suggested.Kenya is part of a continent that “requires everything from toothbrushes to machine tooling,” he said.

Mr Kenyatta also sought to allay concerns that a bilateral deal with the US could undermine the African Con-tinental Free Trade Area that is due to be implemented at the start of 2021.The Africa-wide initiative is “very important to us,” the President said, noting that Kenya has worked hard to ensure its success.

He suggested that a Kenya-US bilateral pact can complement the continental trade agreement and could serve as a model to be replicated by other individual countries.

“If we are successful in these negotiations, Kenya can act as a lead or guide,” the President said. “We will be the guinea pig so that many other African countries can follow suit.”

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But Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, who also spoke at Friday’s forum, said the US has paid more attention to the possibility of a bilateral deal with Kenya than to the multilateral Africa trade agreement that will soon come into force.

While hailing the significance of a US-Kenya trade deal, Mr Akufo-Addo lamented that “the emphasis of America on exploring opportunities on the continent has not been quite as intense as some of us would have wished.”

Florizelle Liser, chief executive of the Corporate Council on Africa, said in an interview following the forum that the US has in fact worked to facilitate the Africa-wide trade agreement.A bilateral deal with Kenya is not an impediment to Africa’s efforts to forge a multilateral free-trade grouping, she added. The US side “understands that Kenya is part of the EAC,” Ms Liser said.

“They’re already looking at ways they can pull in other East African countries.”It could take as long as two years to conclude a Kenya-US trade deal, she added.

President Kenyatta noted in his remarks to the forum that Kenya was especially keen to start bilateral negoti-ations with the US because the existing multilateral preferential trade package known as Agoa is due to expire in 2025.

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But President Akufo-Addo is not prepared to acquiesce to that projected termination date for Agoa. African countries that have benefited from Agoa should “look at the possibility of extending it,” he said.

Ms Liser, whose 27-year-old association includes most US companies operating in Africa, pointed out that it is up to the US Congress to decide whether Agoa’s scheduled expiration in five years will actually come to pass.The still-spreading pandemic is in-tensifying Africa’s need for increased trade and investment, the Kenyan and Ghanaian heads of state agreed.

Kenya managed to save many lives through swift implementation of virus-containment measures, Mr Kenyatta noted.

But, he acknowledged, those moves led to a sharp economic contraction and widespread loss of livelihoods.President Akufo-Addo pointed out that Ghana has recorded one of the lowest virus-related death rates in the world.His country has counted 15,473 cases of coronavirus, resulting in 95 deaths.Kenya has reported only about one-third as many cases but has seen 135 lives lost to the pandemic.

At the same time, Kenya Airways (KQ), grounded for the past three months by the coronavirus pandemic, will resume domestic flights in “the next couple of days,” President Kenyatta said.

The return to in-country service will coincide with the lifting of Kenya’s lockdown on travel between counties, Mr Kenyatta noted.The government will soon set a date for KQ to resume flying internationally, the President added.

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“We’re doing everything we can to make sure we are back in the skies,” Mr Kenyatta said.“We’re eager to open up, but we have to make sure we all stay safe.”

The President’s announcement came on the same day that KQ chief executive Allan Kilavuka revealed that the airline has lost an estimated $100 million so far this year due to the pandemic and related lockdowns.Losses could approach $500 million by the end of 2020, Mr Kilavuka added.KQ had been struggling financially long before the coronavirus emerged.

It lost about $122 million in 2019, compared to $71 million the previous year.

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Somali ‘incapable’ of removing Shabaab – US

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Somalia’s army remains “incapable” of ousting Al-Shabaab from its strongholds, enabling the insurgents to exercise continued control over large parts of the country, the US State Department said on Wednesday.

As another indication of failure to stifle Shabaab militants after 13 years of counterinsurgency warfare, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated group last year carried out more than 1,000 attacks inside Somalia and in northern Kenya, the State Department noted in its Country Reports on Terrorism 2019.

The Somalia section of the annual global survey estimates that Al-Shabaab has between 7,000 and 9,000 members.

FUNDING

The group funds its actions through “illegal charcoal production and exports, taxation of local populations and businesses, and by means of remittances and other money transfers from the Somali diaspora,” the report adds.

The State Department does not offer an estimate of the size of Shabaab’s war chest.

Targeted operations carried out by Somali military units trained and equipped by the United States are said to stand as exceptions to the national army’s ineffectiveness.

But the report makes no mention of the intensified campaign of air attacks launched by the US Africa Command (Africom) against Al-Shabaab targets.

Africom carried out 63 such strikes last year, compared to 47 in 2018 and 35 in 2017.

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SECURITY REFORMS

Somali officials “failed to implement vital national security reforms and pass legislation that could help enhance the government’s capacity to secure and govern effectively at all levels,” the report observes.

But it finds that the federal government “remained a willing partner to US efforts to improve the quality of policing entities throughout the country.”

The Kenyan government is also described as a “willing US partner” in investigating, prosecuting and responding to terrorist attacks.

However, the report notes that Kenyan security forces were reported to have engaged in human rights violations in their counter-terrorism operations. Alleged abuses included extra-judicial killings, disappearances and torture.

DUSITD2 ATTACK

But the Kenyan police and army are lauded for their response to the January 2019 DusitD2 Hotel attack. Their performance on that occasion was “in line with international standards for protection of human rights in response to terrorist threats and attacks,” the report says.

Kenya’s prosecution of suspected terrorists exhibits both progress and shortcomings, the US finds.

“Terrorism case trials often proceeded slowly and inefficiently,” the report states, noting that the three remaining defendants in the 2013 Westgate Mall attack were still on trial at the end of 2019.

“Significant victories” achieved last year included the reinstatement of convictions and 15-year sentences of two Iranians involved in a disrupted bomb plot in 2012.

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Also last year, a Kenyan court found three of four defendants guilty of the 2015 Garissa University massacre.

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