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Will Karua, Wetangula survive the BAT corruption scandal?

Narc Kenya leader Martha KArua. SHe has been implicated in a corruption scandal at BAT. [Photo: ongozakenya.wordpress.com]

When The Independent’s headline mention iron lady Martha Karua on Friday last week, this time it was pushing her to a corner she has not been to before. The reaction was prompt after the headline ‘British American Tobacco ‘bribed’ Kenyan politician Martha Karua to stop action against cigarette smuggling’ implicated the former justice minister in corruption. British American Tobacco ‘bribed’ ...

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Will stance on corruption cost President Kenyatta his second term?

President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta (R) greets his supporters with his running mate, William Ruto after attending a news conference in Nairobi on March 9, 2013. The two have been indicted by Kenyans for not doing enough to fight corruption. [Photo: REUTERS/Siegfried Modola]

On Monday, Kenyans waited anxiously as President Uhuru Kenyatta was to address the nation on the state of corruption in the country. Coming just days after the resignation of Devolution CS Anne Waiguru, the nation waited in anticipation that, finally the country would be given a reason to have hope that corruption would be a thing of the past – ...

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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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How ivory continues to leave Kenya

Thai Govenment Official inspects ivory shipped from Mombasa Photograph: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images

Singaporean authorities seized a 3.7-tonne haul worth about $6 million, in raw ivory, four pieces of rhino horn and 22 teeth from cheetahs and leopards. They were hidden in bags of a shipment of tea leaves to Vietnam. This comes only a month after Thailand also seized three tonnes of elephant ivory shipped from Kenya, which was also marked as ...

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