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Okiya Omtatah stokes Eurobond fire as Kenyans seek answers

Activist Okiya Okoiti Omtatah. Photo credit www.businessdailyafrica.com

The Eurobond controversy has refused to go away. This is despite the government giving all manner of assurances that the country is doing well financially. The topic which has been on the lips of many Kenyans, on and off social media platforms, has been one seeking answers which have not been forthcoming. In an editorial cartoon in one of the ...

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Human rights defenders urged to monitor, document human rights abuses

Kimutai Birech from NCHRD-K explaining a point to participants on how to monitor and document human rights violations. [Photo:  Wema Fadhili]

By Wema Fadhili As the country gears towards the 2017 general elections, actors dealing in human rights issues have been urged to be on the lookout in documenting human rights violation while doing monitoring. “Documentation holds key to accuracy, accountability and transparency. Lack of documentation has contributed to those committing atrocities get away with it,” said Otieno Aluoka from the ...

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Makueni speaker among ten county public officers in the list of shame

  Ten officials from Makueni County are among 175 public officers alleged to have engaged in corruption in a report prepared by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and tabled in parliament on Tuesday. Makueni Speaker Stephen Ngelu, the County Assembly Clerk Edward Libendi, six Members of County Assembly (MCAs) and two senior county executive officials made it to the ...

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Mixed responses to Kenyatta, Kindiki stand on corruption vs ICC cases

Is corruption a criminal offense and can it be compared to the ongoing case against Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Besides, does President Uhuru Kenyatta have the moral stature to ask persons holding public offices to step aside or even resign given that he was faced with charges against humanity at the same court until ...

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Do Governors care about Corruption?

  When the President called for all public servants mentioned in corruption scandals to step aside, there was as expected a lot of reactions. Cabinet secretaries and principal secretaries have already stepped aside to be investigated. Kenyans in general welcome this action albeit with some cynicism having seen people “reinstated” after stepping aside in previous regimes. Corruption is the monster ...

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