Friday News Flip 09 July 2016

CORRUPTION SPANISH prosecutors dropped a corruption investigation into Brazilian football star Neymar and his father. The charges revolved around Neymar’s transfer from a Brazilian football club to Barcelona. CRIMINAL LAW DID Kenyan armed forces kill civilians during air raids following the El Adde attack (which left over 100 Kenyan soldiers dead). According to the UN: […]


Wednesday News Wall 06 July 2016

CORRUPTION Vietnam is drafting a revised anti-corruption law to replace the current law which has been described as a toothless tiger by international commentators. Zimbabweans are in the midst of a stay-at-home protest against corruption and misrule by Comrade-for-life Bob Mugabe. Their communicating around the twitter hashtag #ThisFlag. Predictably, the authorities are threatening to use […]


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 […]


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 […]


Monday News Muse 30 May 2016

CORRUPTION The Brazilian anti-corruption minister has been accused- irony of ironies- of interfering in the Petrobras anti-corruption investigation. He subsequently stepped down. The Ukrainian Party of Regions- the party of former President Victor Yanukovych- apparently spent tens of millions of dollars on political bribes, coyly labelling them in spreadsheets as ‘investments in politics’. The new […]

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Dissecting The Proposed Livestock Criminal Offences

A recent proposal to amend the Kenyan Penal Code would delete s.278 (stealing stock) of that law as well as the ‘illegal possession of stock’ offence under the Stock and Produce Theft Act and replaces them with a new cattle rustling offence. It was also add a ‘theft of livestock produce’ offence and a ‘handling […]


Friday News Flip 06 May 2016

CORRUPTION OTTO Perez Molina, the jailed ex-president of Guatemala is facing more charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering regarding an infrastructure project to build a container terminal at the country’s largest port. His former vice-president Roxana Baldetti is a co-defendant. Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal keeps netting more big fish. Now the speaker of the […]


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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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 […]


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 […]