Somali Lifeline Under Threat

Press Releases Nairobi, April 10th, 2015: Somali Lifeline Under Threat: Aid agencies express concern at closure of Money Remittance Providers in Kenya

Aid agencies express concern at closure of Money Remittance Providers in Kenya

On April 7th, 2015 the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) revoked the licenses of 13 Money Remittance Providers (MRPs) based in Nairobi, in an effort to curb the financing of terrorism. This decision came in the wake of the April 2nd, 2015 terrorist attack that took place at Garissa University College, killing at least 148 people and follows similar closures over past months in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. The undersigned agencies express their sincere condolences to the victims’ families and the people of Kenya.

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