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Friday News Flip 14 October 2016

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Monday News Muse 18 April 2016

CORRUPTION The Machakos Governor has been temporarily rescued from arrest by the Court of Appeal. In a long running saga, the EACC recommended his prosecution, the Governor challenged this in court- and lost. The Director of Public Prosecutions then directed that a warrant of arrest against him be issued. The Governor appealed, and has now […]

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Friday News Flip 15 April 2016

CORRUPTION I mentioned that someone was making a documentary about the alleged link between the funding for The Wolf of Wall Street and Malaysian money laundering. Now Netflix is planning a series around the Brazilian corruption scandal. A right-wing Spanish union official renowned for his anti-graft campaign Manos Limpios (clean hands), has ironically been charged […]

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Monday News Muse 12 April 2016

Corruption The Catholic Church in Kenya speaks out on corruption. It’s a growing chorus- but the tone from the top (State House) is woefully lacking. Criminal Law Another blogger arrested: this time for an amorphous collection of complaints related to the receivership of Chase Bank. Some reports, quoting the case detectives, suggest it was for […]