Tomb_of_Nakht_(2)

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 […]

Tomb_of_Nakht_(2)

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 […]

Tomb_of_Nakht_(2)

Wednesday News Wall 20 April 2016

CORRUPTION Here is a thoughtful explanation of how the Procurement Act 2015 could help prevent the sort of corruption that led to the NYS and YEF procurement scandals. While on the subject of procurement, this article discusses whether offering citizens a ‘bounty’ for unearthing corruption in government contracts could be a ‘no-lose’ situation. The US […]

Tomb_of_Nakht_(2)

Wednesday News Wall 13 April 2016

Corruption A former FIFA vice-president, Alfredo Hawit, pleaded guilty to corruption charges. The Kyrgyz Prime Minister resigns days before the release of a parliamentary report into corruption within a road construction program from which he allegedly benefited. A Chinese road construction company is also implicated in the corruption. Another former leader dealing with corruption allegations […]

Lincoln_and_Johnsond-2

Friday News Flip 08 April 2016

CORRUPTION Here’s one you don’t see every day: an ambassador charged with corruption. The Cambodian ambassador to South Korea was recalled by his home country and charged with embezzlement and abuse of office.   China has stepped up online censorship in the wake of the Panama papers, but the revelations themselves are unlikely to budge […]

3630321114_9183f4d194_z

Monday News Muse 04 April 2016

CORRUPTION For those who’ve wondered how the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) decides to take on a case such as #Chickengate’s Smith & Ouzman prosecution, here is is a useful summary from the Counsel to the SFO. The tribulations of businesses trying to avoid being tarred with the corruption of third party partners is discussed […]