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EACC Chief Executive Halake Waqo drops charges against Robert Alai

Blogger Robert Alai. Photo courtesy of http://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) chief executive Halake Waqo has dropped against blogger Robert Alai. Yesterday at the Milimani law courts, the prosecution said it had dropped the charge, but under section 87 (a) of the penal code which allows future re-arrest and prosecution. Alai’s lawyer Mr. Edward Oonge told a magistrate that the high court had since declared Section 29 of ...

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Why Justice Mumbi Ngugi declared Section 29 of KICA Unconstitutional

Judge Mumbi Ngugi delivering the ruling

No Kenyan has suffered the wrath of Section 29 of the Kenya Information and Communication Act (KICA) like blogger Robert Alai. He has at least five active cases with these charge in court, dating back to 2012. His most recent case this year when the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO Halakhe Waqo took issue with him for questioning his ...

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Runaway corruption is increasing poverty in Kenya

James Wakibia

By James Wakibia Corruption remains one of Kenya’s biggest threat to development. Every successive year Transparency International lists our beloved nation amongst the most corrupt nations on the face of the earth. It’s not something to be proud of. It is not like marathons and javelin that we should be proud of. No, it’s something every sane person should be ...

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Robert Alai freed on Sh100,000 bond

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Blogger Robert Alai has denied any wrongdoing against Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Director Halakhe Waqo and released on a Sh100,000 bond. Waqo took issue with Alai’s comments on social media questioning his academic qualifications. Robert Alai to be charged with improper use of licensed telecommunication systems Alai pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo today, Tuesday ...

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Robert Alai to be charged with improper use of licensed telecommunication systems

Kenyan Blogger Robert Alai

Blogger Robert Alai is set to appear in court to answer charges of improper use of licensed telecommunication system. @RobertAlai summoned to court over improper use of licensed telecoms system for alleged post against @EACCKenya CEO pic.twitter.com/R7vA1wxqY5 — Nation FM (@NationFMKe) December 22, 2015 Alai is accused of committing a crime when he made a comment to the effect that ...

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Corruption is the Kenya government’s lifestyle

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By George Githinji Corruption in Kenya is rife from the top echelons of government to the grassroots level of public service and other organs of government. It affects all ministries of national government (and recently ‘devolved’ to the county governments). The National Police Service (NPS), for example, is often declared the most corrupt institution of government. It has been accused ...

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Kenyans want President Uhuru to enjoy his 54th birthday but work

President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates his 54th birthday today. Kenyans have given recommendations on wht he should do to restore Kenyans' confidence in his government. [Photo: france-rwanda.info]

President Uhuru Kenyatta should obey court orders, pay teachers and put sense into the heads of legislators Moses Kuria, Aden Duale, Kithure Kindiki, Kipchumba Murkomen and the 36 bloggers! These are some of the recommendations by Kenyans on Twitter well known as #KOT regarding the downward spiral the country is in and as President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates his 54th birthday. ...

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COFEK criticizes Hilton hotel and Sarova Stanley for closing public sidewalks

Consumer Federation of Kenya Secretary General Stephen Mutoro. Photo courtesy of www.businessdailyafrica.com

By Cyrus Kioko Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has launched a 14-day campaign against Hilton and Sarova Stanley hotels for blocking public sidewalks for private use. The federation, which is seeking 10,000 signatures from the public, has threatened to move to court after 14 days if the two hotels would not have complied with their plea to open them.   ...

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Kenyans divided as pressure mounts for Waiguru to resign

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Kenya is a country where every day is an intrigue. When the calls for Devolution CS Anne Waiguru were made that she resigns, there has been a lot going in the blogosphere and on social media that cannot go without mention. For starters, many people-especially women leaders- feel that the CS is being targeted unfairly for her ‘exemplary’ performance in ...

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Together we can fight corruption

By Violet Mbiti Corruption can be likened to a virus that devours its citizens to the core rendering them helpless with no hope in sight. To combat this virus an antidote is required that will restore human dignity and propel the nation to greater heights. President Obama while making his maiden speech stated that it is rather unfortunate that 250,000 ...

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Mbooni MP wants officers involved in graft in Makueni sacked

    By Daniel Kituku Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana should relieve off duties officers arraigned in a Machakos court over graft allegations. Speaking on Saturday in Nduluku, Mbooni Sub County during the launch of Hon. Kisoi Munyao talent search MP for Mbooni Michael Kisoi Munyao and three Members of the Makueni County Assembly (MCAs) gave Kibwana a 21 -day ultimatum ...

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Arrest of eight Makueni executive officials creates frenzy on social media

Last evening, officials of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) arrested eight Makueni County executive officials over allegations of graft. County Secretary Rael Muthoka, Director of Tourism Diana Muli, Agriculture Chief Executive Officer Mary Muteti, Roads and Infrastructure Chief Officer Martin Kitavi, Finance Director Justus Suka, Director Procurement Alex Kyalo, former Chief Executive for Water Daniel Mututa and his former ...

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MCA’s abandon oversight role

Members of County Assemblies (MCA’s) have morphed into something reminiscent of their national Parliament counterparts. They have with time since the promulgation of the new Constitution become the new faces of corruption. Whether it is in unnecessary trips both local and international, or bribery allegations, MCAs have been found to be just as corrupt, if not more, than other national ...

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