Nairobi, Jan. 30 -- President William Ruto on Monday officially opened the Africa prosecutor's Annual General Meeting (AGM) and conference, which brings together prosecutors across the continent under the Africa Prosecutor's Association (APA).

The 16th AGM and conference is being held as countries in Africa continue to lose billions each year to organised criminal syndicates, that profit from corrupt activities such as; misappropriation of public funds, fraud, tax crimes and illegal trade among others.

The prosecutors will discuss various laws, international and regional instruments, as well as bilateral Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties that various African Governments can utilize in the recovery of cross-border proceeds of crime.