(February 16, 2005) Under heavy domestic and international pressure to prove its commitment to fighting government corruption, Kenya said Wednesday that six fired senior government officials would stand trial on graft charges.
(February 15, 2005) Canada joined in a highly unusual diplomatic attack on Kenya yesterday as the top Canadian diplomat in the country told a local forum the government of President Mwai Kibaki lacked the "fire in the belly" to confront corruption.
(February 10, 2005) For Kenyans who thought former President Daniel arap Moi’s sordid era had ended with a new government in 2002, the past week delivered a shocking case of deja vu.
(February 4, 2005) Fresh claims by the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Sir Edward Clay, that the government abets corruption within its ranks have elicited angry reaction in Nairobi.
(August 27, 2004) Visitors arriving at Nairobi’s international airport are greeted with this sign at passport control: "No bribes should be given or accepted whether demanded or not.
(August 1, 2002) There are three outstanding conditions set by the Bretton Woods institutions which the Government is yet to fulfil for the resumption of aid , Finance Assistant Minister David Kirui said.
(July 29, 2004) Kenya had asked six countries to help find evidence abroad for its probe into alleged government corruption, the country’s top anti-graft official, permanent secretary for governance and ethics John Githongo, told the Daily Nation yesterday.
(July 21, 2004) Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has announced the creation of a national committee to fight corruption.
(July 21, 2004) The head of a committee set up to educate Kenyans on the need to fight corruption rounded on its creator on Wednesday, urging President Mwai Kibaki to weed out and prosecute ministers guilty of graft.
(July 21, 2004) Amid growing corruption allegations against the Kenyan government, the European Union has postponed a decision on whether to give Kenya new grants, EU and Kenyan officials have said.
(July 15, 2002) The stalemate preventing Kenya from regaining access to World Bank and IMF credit is also jeopardising the country’s chances of negotiating lenient loan-repayment terms with the Paris Club of donors.
(July 15, 2004) Leadership ‘eats like a glutton’: Country faces losing international donors if corruption not stopped.
(July 23, 2004) Eighteen months after sweeping to power on a wave of optimism and pledges of reform, the Kenyan government is lurching towards a deepening crisis amid allegations of high-level corruption and donor threats to hold back aid.
(May 29, 2004) Jeweller says he helped leader loot Kenyan treasury.
(May 1, 2004) Kenya is known as the "country of bribes." Yet multinational corporations are often implicated. Courts in Lesotho convicted two western companies of bribing their way into contracts for a dam construction project. An extract from Fifty Facts That Should Change the World (Icon Books)