Mercy Buku is a Senior Fellow at the Global Center and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, and Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public. She is currently a legal consultant on anti–money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism issues in the mobile payments and banking sector and was previously the Senior Manager in the Money Laundering Reporting Office for Safaricom Limited (Kenya) where she was charged with the responsibility for overseeing AML efforts for M-Pesa. She has extensive experience as a trainer, consultant, and author in compliance and AML issues in the mobile payments and banking sector and has made presentations at various domestic and international AML workshops and conferences. She is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK). She holds a bachelor of laws honors degree from the University of Nairobi and an LLM in banking and financial law from the University of London.