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    The IICFIP Global Forensic Conference is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya in an area called Ngara which is 45 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport(JKIA).

    imageThe conference has attracted more than 200 Internal Auditor, HR practitioners, Risk and Compliance officers, Finance personnel, Security Personnel, Judicial Officials(Lawyer/Magistrate/Judge), investigators and academicians from 35 countries who have convened at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD-Resource Centre) in Nairobi Kenya, April 22nd-24th, 2014 to discuss  strategies and ways to curb fraud and other economic crimes Globally.

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    In its 2nd year, and the first time the global meet is being hosted in Kenya,The IICFIP Global conference has attracted the largest and most comprehensive gathering of forensic investigators and other related professions globally.   

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    All aboard for Atletico! Captain Terry leads the way as Chelsea set off for Madrid… and Hazard travels too despite fitness fears

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    Pogba puts PSG, Chelsea and Real on alert: I’ve not held Juve contract talks

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