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.
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 […]
The new chair of the anti-money laundering advisory board is Rose Nkonge (Gazette of 11 March 2016, notice 1465). The functions of the board are to “advise the Director [of the Financial Reporting Centre] generally on the performance of his functions and the exercise of his powers…and to perform any other duty”. Trans-Nzoia County (WARNING: […]
The March 4 2016 Kenya Gazette was chock-full of notices relevant to criminal law:- First, there are the criminal case management guidelines (notice 1340) set out by the Chief Justice to speed up and improve the quality of the management of criminal cases. My Opinion Well worth a read- especially on the usage of pre-trial […]