The Asset Recovery Agency is a body corporate established under Section 53 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No. 9 of 2009with perpetual succession and a common seal, and shall in its corporate name, be capable of— (a) suing and being sued; (b) holding and alienating movable and immovable property; (c) borrowing and lending money; (d) doing and performing all such other acts or things as may be lawfully done by a body corporate.
Frequently Asked Questions
A body corporate is an organization with its own legal rights and responsibilities.
ARA is headed by the Director Asset Recovery Agency who is appointed under Section 53(2) of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No. 9 of 2009.
ARA is the government agency charged with the identification, tracing, freezing, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds of crime.
The Agency is based at UAP Old Mutual Towers along Upper Hill Road Nairobi, on 22nd Floor.
No. The Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority (UFAA) is an Authority created under the Unclaimed Financial Assets Act, No. 40 of 2011 to administer unclaimed financial assets. The primary mandate of the Authority is to receive Unclaimed Financial Assets from the holders of such assets, safeguard and reunite the assets with their rightful owners. UFAA can be reached at https://portal.ufaa.go.ke
Yes. In the performance of its functions, ARA is required by law to cooperate and collaborate with other agencies. Some of these agencies include the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Financial Reporting Centre, National Police Service, Kenya Revenue Authority, Parliament among others.
The agency can be reached via email through firstname.lastname@example.org
If contacting us by post kindly address as follows:
Assets Recovery Agency
P.O. Box 52420-00100
The Asset Recovery Agency is a body corporate established under Section 53 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No. 9 of 2009 whose mandate is the identification, tracing, freezing, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds of crime.