(March 26, 2008) World Bank funding has been called out as a large contributor to Kenya’s ‘culture of corruption’ in the wake of last year’s presidential election crisis.
Kenya’s debt too heavy, says Nobel Peace Prize laureate
(January 23, 2007) Prof. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2004, said Kenya had so far repaid more than $51 billion on external debt, the professor described as ‘suspect.’
Kenyan corruption case a step forward for odious debts campaign
(December 12, 2006) An International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal has struck out a lawsuit against the Kenyan government over a contract dispute after it discovered the contract had been secured illegally through a US$2 million bribe paid to former President Daniel arap Moi.
Fight against graft a top priority for most Kenyans
(August 17, 2006) An overwhelming 96 percent of Kenyans believe that corruption is the most important issue that the country needs to deal with, a new report by a government agency shows.
Forget promises, slay graft dragon
(August 17, 2006) If presidential exclamations and Cabinet pledges could exorcise the ghost of corruption, Kenya would be a paragon of good governance.
Kenya: Lead war on corruption, Kenyans tell Kibaki
(August 17, 2006) Kenyans have asked President Kibaki to lead the war against corruption from the front, a new survey shows.
Faiths call for cancellation of foreign debt
(June 9, 2006) Religious leaders say Kenya should be given a debt write-off or the nation should stop repaying them.
Saatchi hired to help Kenya’s ‘war on corruption’
(March 7, 2006) The Kenyan government has hired the Saatchi and Saatchi advertising agency to handle its nationwide anti-corruption campaign.
Is high-level graft really punishable?
(March 6, 2006) The ongoing revelations of corruption at the heart of Kenya’s government pose the question: what will happen to the masterminds?
Kenya corruption charges rattle relations
(February 13, 2006) A former Kenyan anti-corruption czar responsible for distributing a tape that implicates his government in corruption is facing allegations he was a spy for Britain.
Time to cancel Kenya’s crippling debts
(January 23, 2006) That Kenya’s external debt needs to be cancelled is long overdue. As noted recently by Cabinet ministers and Prof Jeffery Sachs of the United Nations, this debt is crippling the country to the point that Kenya’s ability to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is not just difficult, but it is virtually impossible.
Kenya, World Bank take new steps against corruption
(October 28, 2005) The World Bank and the new Government of Kenya have committed to work closely together on additional measures to fight corruption in development projects.
Loot: Let’s emulate Nigeria
(September 30, 2005) After years of negotiations, Switzerland has finally agreed to repatriate to Nigeria millions of dollars stolen and stashed in its banks by former dictator Sani Abacha.
Officers face suits over wealth declaration
(September 16, 2005) Public officers who have not declared their wealth may from next week find police officers knocking at their doors, ready to bundle them off to court.
Government of Kenya should declare official position on debt
(July 19, 2005) "Our debt is largely odious and illegitimate, contracted by a corrupt ruling elite and conveyors of the creditors out to make money," claims Kenyan debt campaigner.