Kenya's most prominent anti-corruption activist has warned that the country is "at a tipping point" as terrorist threats, declining revenues from tourism, and a lack of confidence in the government pile pressure on its leadership.
SOME officers in the judiciary may have hidden a complaint by Africog on last year's election from the President of the Supreme Court Willy Mutunga.
According to correspondence seen by the Star, the Chief Justice tells Africog executive director Gladwell Otieno that he did not receive their complaint.
"I am extremely sorry that your letter of June 5, 2013 was not brought to my attention. I apologise. I will place your report before the Supreme Court for discussion and response. Again I am sorry," Mutunga wrote on February 7.
After months of both large-scale and small-scale terror attacks, perpetrated by Somalian insurgents, Al-shabaab, Kenyans think matters are getting out of hand.
The security forces' failure to foil the attacks has resulted into widespread social media agitation. The government's re-assurance of improved security seems unconvincing as the economy takes a downward spiral. Tourism is registering dwindling fortunes as foreign countries issue travel advisories.
TWO civil society groups have faulted the manner in which the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission conducted the March 4, 2013 general election. The Kenya for Peace with Truth and Justice and Africa Centre for Open Governance catalogue problems that bedeviled the process and accuse IEBC staff of being incompetent. In a report launched in Nairobi yesterday, the two groups want the IEBC to formally release the polling station results for all elective positions contested so that there is a complete public record of the polling station-level presidential results.
The anti-corruption commission has recommended the prosecution of four top electoral commission officials over the Sh1.3 billion electronic voter identification kits that failed during the March 4 elections.
The four are Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chief executive James Oswago, the deputy commission secretary in charge of support services, Mr Wilson Shollei, the director of finance, Mr Edward Karisa, and the procurement manager, Mr Willy Kamanga.
GIKUNDI GITARI GIA GITHIRIKARI KIRIA KIRETWO AFRICOG, RIU KIRENDA THIRIKARI ITACUKAGIRIE IKINYA IRUMU MAABITHA ARIA MAREKURUHANIA NA CIEKO CIA NGUKUMIO NA UHUTHIRI MUURU WA WABICI. MURUGAMIRIRI MUNENE WA KIAMA GIKI GLADWELL OTIENO, OIGITE RIRI WATHANI URATWARWO MATURA INI, HARI BATA GUTIGIRIRA UTONGA WA BURURI NDURAHUTHIRWO UURU. OHO OTIENO OIGITE GATIBA NITARIIRIE CARARUKU MAKINYA MARIA ANDU ARIA MAUNGUMANIA MABATIE KUOERWO.