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Kenya to Host the First Africa Open Government Partnership Conference

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Press Release

KENYA TO HOST THE FIRST AFRICA OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013……The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Information and Communications and Kenya ICT Board, the body mandated to support and promote Kenya as an ICT Hub in Africa will be hosting the regional Open Governance Partnership Conference from 29th-30th May 2013 at Serena hotel, Mombasa.

Press Statement on Civil Society Supreme Court Petition

Members of Kenya’s civil society filed a case in the Supreme Court today, challenging the legitimacy of the March 4th 2013 General Election.

“Our case is not about who’s won, but how the public has lost – we lost the promise of a transparent, accurate and effective process,” said Gladwell Otieno, Executive Director of Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) who filed the case. Otieno spearheads the Kenyans for Peace, Truth and Justice (KPTJ) coalition, which includes members and individuals from Kenya’s civil society.

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Civil Society Election Petition

THE HUMBLE PETITION OF GLADWELL WATHONI OTIENO AND ZAHID RAJAN in the Republic of Kenya whose address of service for the purposes of this suit is care of Kilonzo & Company Advocates, Kay Group Center, Mucai Drive, Ngong Road, of P.O. Box 59839 Nairobi Showeth as follows.

Press statement on amendments by the Kenya National Assembly to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Bill 2011

Nairobi, Friday, 26th August, 2011.

Last night, the fight against corruption was on trial before the Kenya National Assembly, a trial in which it was not accorded a fair hearing bearing in mind that some of the members participating in the debate have pending and ongoing investigations before the anti corruption agency. The debate on the Bill was dominated by the desire of Members of Parliament to get rid of the current Director of KACC from office. In the end, Parliament legislated against the Directorate of the KACC and not corruption. The verdict from the House was fast and furious. There was unity of purpose rarely seen in the House in passing some amendments which in our view will greatly undermine the fight against corruption. We as, stakeholders in the anti corruption and good governance sector of the society wish reiterate our commitment to the quest for a corrupt free Kenya and call for the development of a strong anti corruption agency to take this fight to the next level.