For those interested in research into extra-judicial killings and police use of deadly force in Kenya, The Daily Nation news site has an excellent graphical database that can get you started in looking into deaths caused by police in Kenya. It covers 3 years (2015, 2016 and 2017 to date) and dis-aggregates the data based […]
A Russian national and key figure behind the BTC-e crypto-currency exchange was arrested in Greece after US federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment covering multiple regulatory and money laundering offences that allegedly allowed the exchange to launder billions of dollars in crypto-currency over 6 years. The unsealed (but redacted) indictment is available here: Vinnik Superseding Indictment […]
I’ve distilled this important information source- for criminal law students and academics- into excel form so that you can find it easier to use and graph the information provided by the good people at KNBS. You can find the excel sheet here.
Kenya’s new Bribery Act 2016 and Election Offences Act 2016 came into force last month. The Bribery Act repeals the previous Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act offence of ‘bribery of an agent’ and replaces it with new provisions copy-pasted modelled after the UK’s Bribery Act. It also explicitly criminalises bribery of foreign officials while introducing […]
The country report for Kenya’s UNCAC implementation review is available on the UNODC site at this link.
For those interested in substantive criminal law, here is an article discussing how South Asian countries’s criminal laws determine the age at which kids are criminally responsible. What is most notable is that each country’s penal code answers this question differently and the age of responsibility ranges from 7 years of age in India and […]
CORRUPTION The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, drew criticism for comments during the week that were seen as ‘feigning helplessness’ in the war against graft while deflecting blame to other organs of state. The Kenyan Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission says it is in the process of recovering Ksh.5.5 billion ($54 million in 2016) that was allegedly […]
The International Organisation for Standardisation (known by its French acronym: ISO) has just published an anti-bribery management standard. The document is available for sale and the abstract reads: “ISO 37001:2016 specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system. The system can be stand-alone or can be integrated […]
CORRUPTION The Kenyan ombudsman has accused the Treasury of diverting funds from government ministries. It is unclear whether or not the diversion may have been for fraudulent purposes. The South African ombudsman has delayed the release of an anti-corruption report into ‘state capture’ by President Jacob Zuma’s wealthy friends pending the hearing of a case […]
CORRUPTION The Kenyan Ministry of Lands is reshuffling staff and digitising records in a bid to stem corruption. Staff who have served in one station for more than three years are targeted in the reshuffle in a bid to disrupt corruption cartels. Chapman University presented its third annual Survey of American Fears. Among the findings: […]