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Wednesday News Wall 19 October 2016

CORRUPTION The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, drew criticism for comments during the week that were seen as ‘feigning helplessness’ in the war against graft while deflecting blame to other organs of state. The Kenyan Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission says it is in the process of recovering Ksh.5.5 billion ($54 million in 2016) that was allegedly […]

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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 […]

Wednesday News Wall 12 October 2016

CORRUPTION The Kenyan Ministry of Lands is reshuffling staff and digitising records in a bid to stem corruption. Staff who have served in one station for more than three years are targeted in the reshuffle in a bid to disrupt corruption cartels. Chapman University presented its third annual Survey of American Fears. Among the findings: […]

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Monday News Muse 10 October 2016

CORRUPTION At least 8 Nigerian judges have been detained in an anti-corruption operation involving $800,000 dollars allegedly found in the judges’ possession. The operation comes amidst claims that the judges took bribes. Lawyers and fellow judges have been vocal in criticising the arrests. CRIMINAL LAW Four suspects- all of the employees of the same Kenyan […]

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Monday News Muse 05 July 2016

CORRUPTION IN THE wake of the Brexit referendum result, questions are being asked about the promises David Cameron made during the recently concluded Anti-Corruption summit in London given that a lot of the promises hinged on improving international cooperation against graft. While the UK’s criminal law obligations will not change immediately, over time the Island […]

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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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Monday News Muse 25 April 2016

CORRUPTION ACCORDING to an Indonesian government minister, wives’ demands for ‘material things’ are to blame for government corruption. The ‘blame it on the wife’ defence still does wonders for dirty politicians: I still remember a year ago when Virginia’s ex-Governor McDonnell was charged with corruption offences. He based much of his defence on the ‘material […]

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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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Wednesday News Wall 06 April 2016

CORRUPTION The use of shell companies is a thing of wonder in Kenya: the chairman of the Youth Enterprise Fund was allegedly paying himself while pretending to hire service providers for the Fund. The Kenya Police Service regularly finds itself at the top of corruption rankings. But even Kenya’s crooked cops might chuckle at NYPD […]