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John Githongo: Corruption in Kenya is Poisoning Politics

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.

Petition 152 of 2013

THE AFRICA CENTRE FOR OPEN GOVERNANCE(AFRICOG) v AHMED ISSACK HASSAN & another [2013] eKLR


REPUBLIC OF KENYA

High Court at Nairobi (Nairobi Law Courts)

Petition 152 of 2013

CJ's staff may have hidden Africog letter

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.

#KenyaSecurityDilemma Trends as Pressure Piles on Security Forces to Act

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.

2 lobby groups fault IEBC over 2013 elections - The Star, March 29, 2014

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.

Kenya's Bid to Amend Rome Statute Likey to Fail - The Star, November 23, 2013

Kenya may have bitten more than it can chew as far as some of the amendments it is proposing on the ICC Rome Statute at the ongoing Assembly of State Parties are concerned.

 Kenya has not only failed to give the relevant three-month notice to amend the statute, the amendments - to be discussed this afternoon and on Monday afternoon - go to the very heart of the statute.

 The dearest amendment to Kenya's heart- entrenchment of immunity for sitting heads of states- is also the dearest to the statute.

Kenya told to stop piling pressure on Africa over ICC - Daily Nation, November 22, 2013

 

 

Kenya should stop piling pressure on African states to back amendments to the Rome Statute, civil rights activists gathered at The Hague have said.

The activists said Kenya’s plea on the proposal for amendments to allow for the immunity of sitting presidents from prosecution was in vain.

Some 122 State parties to the Rome Statute meeting in The Hague are expected to deliberate on the proposals.

Top IEBC men to be charged over Sh1.3bn kits tender - Daily Nation, October 19, 2013

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.

AFRICOG Kwendekithia Mwathanire Mwega - Kameme FM

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.