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Monday News Muse 30 May 2016

CORRUPTION The Brazilian anti-corruption minister has been accused- irony of ironies- of interfering in the Petrobras anti-corruption investigation. He subsequently stepped down. The Ukrainian Party of Regions- the party of former President Victor Yanukovych- apparently spent tens of millions of dollars on political bribes, coyly labelling them in spreadsheets as ‘investments in politics’. The new […]

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Friday News Flip 27 May 2016

CORRUPTION A SENIOR Vietnamese police officer suggested that printing lower denomination bank notes would help curb corruption- though his critics point to the impracticality of the suggestion given that the largest bank note in Vietnam is worth around $22. In a similar move, the EU recently announced that it was phasing out the €500 note […]

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Dissecting The Proposed Livestock Criminal Offences

A recent proposal to amend the Kenyan Penal Code would delete s.278 (stealing stock) of that law as well as the ‘illegal possession of stock’ offence under the Stock and Produce Theft Act and replaces them with a new cattle rustling offence. It was also add a ‘theft of livestock produce’ offence and a ‘handling […]

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Monday News Muse 16 May 2016

CORRUPTION In the aftermath of the Global Anti-Corruption Summit in London, there could be a major shake-up of UK corporate criminal law. Some of the changes include:- The creation of a beneficial ownership register The creation of a new Anti-Corruption Co-ordination Centre Plans for a brand new offence of failure to prevent economic crime France’s […]

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Monday News Muse 09 May 2016

CORRUPTION UNDER a proposed Commonwealth plan, Kenya and other countries may soon need to show that ‘meet anti-corruption standards’ in order to access loans and aid. While the part of Kenya’s budget that’s donor-funded has shrunk markedly in the last decade, it still relies on ‘partnerships’ in education, health and security. Furthermore, the Kenya government […]

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Recent Rules, Notices and Red Tape

THE Public Service Code of Conduct and Ethics 2016 was published (Gazette supplement, notice 54) A NEW prison has been gazetted at Oloitoktok (Gazette no.43, notice 2699). IN a fresh attempt to get public participation in security matters, the government has created the National Committee on Implementation on Citizen Participation in Security in Kenya (Gazette […]

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Friday News Flip 06 May 2016

CORRUPTION OTTO Perez Molina, the jailed ex-president of Guatemala is facing more charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering regarding an infrastructure project to build a container terminal at the country’s largest port. His former vice-president Roxana Baldetti is a co-defendant. Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal keeps netting more big fish. Now the speaker of the […]

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Wednesday News Wall 04 May 2016

CORRUPTION  KNOWING how corruption flourishes under weak oversight and leadership structures, it is singularly worrying that the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) hasn’t had a board of directors for nearly 2 years despite having a board chairman in office. EGYPT has the 2nd highest corruption level in the MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) region. According […]