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Monday News Muse 26 September 2016

CORRUPTION The Brazilian corruption train rolls on as a former finance minister and current President find themselves being prosecuted for their roles in graft. A former IMF chief from Spain also faces trial for running a ‘corrupt’ system when head of a local bank. Students of the corruption investigation process will appreciate a new website […]

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Friday News Flip 22 April 2016

CORRUPTION Here’s more on the bribery scandal affecting Australian company Leightons. $15 million was allegedly paid to a Dubai ‘consultant’. Yes…we consultants have a bad name in anti-corruption circles. Former Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau failed to stop a corruption case against him proceeding. Pakistan’s military has dismissed 2 generals, 3 colonels and a brigadier for […]

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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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Is the President meddling in an ongoing case?

On Saturday 17 April 2016, President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed a public rally in Nakuru. Much of it was the same-old politicking, but he did touch on something that I wanted to address- the question of whether Kenya can simply stop sending people to the ICC. Here’s the excerpt from his speech:- There are many questions […]

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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 […]