Three major treaties have been signed between Kenya and China that will see the two countries partner in the fight against corruption.
The treaty, signed by Attorney General Githu Muigai in the presence of China’s President Xi Jing ping and President Uhuru Kenyatta on behalf of the government, is on Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance and Transfer of Prisoners.
Kenya and China further committed to enhancing bilateral cooperation and mechanisms for recovery of stolen assets.
China has embarked on assets recovery in various parts of the world in the past three years and has also spearheaded the repatriation of criminals and the proceeds from such unlawful acts.
President Uhuru is in China to attend a forum that is centered around the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative which aims to promote common development through win-win cooperation.
Kenya is among countries that will benefit from the initiative since it is part of the countries covered by the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
"It is about linking Asia with Africa, and from our perspective, linking Africa coast to coast," Uhuru told media last week.
President Uhuru further managed to secure $3.59 billion from China that will be used to facilitate the extension of the Standard Gauge Railway from Naivasha to Kisumu. "The President wants the railway to reach Kisumu especially because of the new port that is being built [there]," said State House Spokesman Manoa Esipisu.