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New Anti-Bribery Management Standard: ISO 37001:2016

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 […]

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Wednesday News Wall 20 July 2016

CORRUPTION AFTER the Kenyan corruption scandal known as Chicken-gate, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has let the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) off the hook– citing lack of evidence- after allegations were made that he was amongst those who received bribes from Smith & Ouzman for procurement of electoral materials. […]

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Friday News Flip 01 July 2016

CORRUPTION THE US Supreme Court has somewhat clarified the law on bribery and quashed the bribery conviction of a former Virginia Governor. I wrote about Bob McDonnell here, as anticipated the court drew a narrow line between distasteful acts to gain access to public officials (which might be unethical but were not criminal) and improper […]

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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 […]

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Wednesday News Wall 27 April 2016

CORRUPTION THE Kenya government transferred a breathtaking 7,000 procurement and purchasing officials in an attempt to disrupt corruption in state procurement contracts. This is 3 months after the new Public Procurement Act came into effect. The new act puts more power into the hands of procurement professionals rather than the now-defunct procurement boards. ON Monday […]

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Friday News Flip 01 April 2016

CORRUPTION Kenya’s anti-corruption watchdog, the EACC, is changing tack– gone are the entertaining sting operations and long-running court cases. Instead a new 5-prong approach will take centre-stage and accounting officers will take responsibility for failure to prevent corruption in their government departments. In other words, employment contracts and internal discipline will be the sharp edge […]