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Kenya Drops Fraud Allegation Against Flutterwave

The Nigeria fintech startup helps customers sell online, process payments, build financial products, or use business tools designed to grow their business.

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Kenya’s government has dropped charges of financial impropriety against Flutterwave Inc., almost seven months after a court in the East African nation froze the bank accounts of the payment giant.

In July 2022, the Kenyan anti-money laundering agency, Asset Recovery Agency (ARA), was granted a court order, freezing Sh6.2 billion ($52.5 million) spread across 62 bank accounts belonging to Flutterwave and seven other companies.

The withdrawal of the charges was noted in a Kenyan High Court document seen by Bloomberg and verified by Robert Gitau, a lawyer representing Flutterwave

Nonetheless, it is unclear whether Flutterwave will continue to operate in the country following the withdrawal of the case.

Recall that in July 2022, Korapay, a Nigerian fintech startup, and Kenya-based Kandon Technologies, a liquidity management provider, were accused of fraud and money laundering.

However, the ARA withdrew Korapay’s case against the company following an investigation by the Kenyan National Police.

Kandon Technologies, a Nigerian technology firm, was also cleared of money laundering and card fraud allegations leveled against it by the Kenyan anti-money laundering agency.


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