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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

Robert Alai1

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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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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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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How the County Governments are entrenching corruption; Part 1

Kenyans who fought for and celebrated devolution should read this keenly as the devolution dream is being wasted by County Governments who are simply “eating” money meant for the citizens. The loopholes are so many, that I genuinely fear that we have created 47 – Anglo leasings across the counties. Nevertheless, it is about time we educated ourselves about the ...

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Governor Joho denies being corrupt

Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho honored the summons by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) hearing today. He was expected to answer to allegations regarding the transfer of the Mwembe Tayari market to individuals name as Zubedi and Bawazir, which the commission alleges was illegally done. Mwembe Tayari market fell into disrepair and became a solid waste dumping ground and ...

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Corruption in Kenya: How Graft is Chocking Kenya

Corruption in Kenya is systemic. One of the institution that allegedly fuels it is Parliament. In addition, most of the elected and appointed leaders have been adversely named in various reporting casting aspersions on their integrity. However, they still hold high profile state positions. In this second and third part, Captain Wanderi discusses it in more details   PART 3: ...

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Corruption in Government: An Insider’s Perspective

From #CheckenGate to #TyreGate, now PAC, Kenya, lately, seems to latch from corruption scandal to corruption scandal. Just when the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) appears to be awakening from its slumber by finally bringing the culprits of the decades-old Anglo Leasing scandal to book comes revelations that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Parliament’s powerful watchdog body, is also mired ...

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