Kenya: Dahabshiil Sues Kenyan Government Over Accounts Freeze

Dahabshil Money Transfer Company which is the international money transfer company has sued the Kenyan government after its bank accounts were frozen and licences suspended over suspicions of funding terrorists following early April Garissa University terror attack.

Dahabshiil is the largest Africa-based international funds transfer business and has more than 24,000 outlets in more than 126 countries worldwide.

According to lawyers in Nairobi, Dahabshiil wants the court to issue orders stopping the Central Bank of Kenya from continuing to freeze its accounts and suspending its money transfer remittance licence.

The case will be mentioned on May 29.

This case is now filed at the court in Nairobi and the lawyers want the court to use its legal authority to ask Kenyan government for reasonable and logic clarification for freezing Dahabshil accounts at the Central Bank of Kenya or else release it and give unspecified amount of money for compensation.

On April 8th, Kenya has frozen the accounts of 86 entities after Garissa University terror attack that killed 148 people. The militant Al-Shabab has claimed the responsibility for the attack.