Vice president Inonge Wina has said that the management of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) overstepped its mandate when it released the trends report for 2017 to the general public before availing such intelligence information to law enforcement agencies.
Wina was speaking in parliament this morning during the Vice President’s Question Time where she said that the conduct of the Financial Intelligence Centre seems to indicate that the centre has a different agenda away from the original role.
“Mr. Speaker, Government agencies such the FIC should not dance to the gallery, it handles very national matters, and this country has to deal with matters of anti-terrorism financing, money laundering, tax evasion and all these are very secretive matters” she said.
She said that the authorities will not encourage institutions created by the government to begin to operate outside prescribed terms of reference.
“And for the investigative wings to report to the public before reporting to the investigative wings show that something is amiss, it clearly indicates that FIC has crossed its boundaries” added Wina .