“On my last day I want to know that those who remain behind will say: ‘'The man who lies here has done his duty for his country and his people’.” - Nelson Mandela
The Vision Endures.
Joseph Muiruri Githongo has passed on, but his legacy as one of Kenya’s leading anti-corruption campaigners endures. The Kenya Joe Githongo grew up in had a deep corruption problem. Corruption in Kenya was systemic and fuelled by an intangible and unspoken bargain by those in the inner sanctum of power that public coffers could be raided for personal aggrandizement—you could eat and let others eat.
Sports are all forms of usually competitive physical activity or games which through casual or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants and entertainment for spectators.
Corruption in sport has many forms. Referees and players can take bribes to fix matches. Club owners can demand kickbacks for player transfers. Companies and governments can rig bids for construction contracts. The Global Corruption Report shows that sport provides a global overview of corruption across sport and outlines recommendations from leading experts in the field on what needs to be done.
During the ongoing Olympics we have seen a number of corruption cases which need to be dealt with, for instance the £1.3million payment made by the Tokyo Olympic bid team raised questions. The existence of such cases is leading athletes, footballers and other sport participants to become slaves of condemnation by the general public.
Land is one of the most important comodities in Africa and worldwide. This makes the understanding of land rights and laws very important for citizens. In this issue of 'Adili', we try to make the complex field of different rights and laws more understandable and devele into the different aspects and threats of land and corruption pushing for more equal rights and accountability in Kenya.
The allegations against Mr. Philip Kinisu, Chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission brings to the fore the issue of Conflict of Interest - which is at the core of Kenya’s struggle for a society that upholds ethics and integrity. While the law recognizes this challenge, the reality is that our politics and pursuit of leadership is generally motivated by the desire to access and control public resources for personal or group gain. There exists tension between the letter of the law and the values in action. The allegations against Mr. Kinisu are now being investigated by an inter-agency team. The investigation should determine whether a violation of the law has taken place or not.
Nairobi, Kenya - 8th of July 2015: Willie Kimani (32), a Kenyan human rights lawyer, went missing after he left a courthouse in Nairobi on 23 June 2016. A week later, his dead body was recovered from a river outside of the capital, together with the bodies of his client, Josephat Mwenda, and their taxi driver, Joseph Muiruri.
The Administration Police is suspected of abducting, torturing and murdering the three in the light of Kimani’s investigation into police abuse on behalf of his client Josephat Mwenda.
KENYA: Investigate Killings of Lawyer, Two Men
Bodies Dumped in River after Enforced Disappearance
(Nairobi, July 4, 2016) – Kenyan authorities must urgently investigate the killing las week of three men, including a human rights lawyer, and ensure that those found responsible are held to account in fair trials, 34 Kenyan and international human rights organization said today. Human rights activists will today hold demonstrations in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya to protest the heinous killings.
Don’t let the UK summit be another missed opportunity to fight corruption
Transparency International lays out plan for genuine global cooperation to make the UK Anti-Corruption Summit a success
Berlin, 9 May 2016 – Transparency International today warned that without real global cooperation and a deep sense of urgency on the need to fight corruption, the UK Anti-Corruption Summit will be just another talk shop with little impact.
Nairobi, Sunday, 24th April 2016
On the eve of World Malaria Day 2016 tomorrow, The Society for International Development, the Kenya Legal Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) and Transparency International have discovered incredible abnormalities in Kenya’s public health procurement system.
About the Devolution Forum
The Devolution Forum (TDF) is a multi-sectoral alliance of like-minded networks, organizations and individuals united for the promotion and protection of Devolution and its implementation as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. Through TDF, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are able to champion for the protection of devolved governance from undue interference and to collaborate with like-minded institutions and governments (national and county) to make the implementation of devolution people centred.
Incomplete transition poses threat to service delivery:
1. Devolution is the greatest pillar of gain for the people of Kenya in the Constitution. The 27th of March 2016 marks three years since the onset of county governments signified by the swearing in of the Governors. Whereas significant ground has been covered in the implementation of devolution, there are considerable risks which – if unchecked –
Nairobi: Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 – President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rejection of a recommendation to appoint a tribunal to investigate Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi violates the Constitution and could be a basis for impeachment proceedings by the Legislature under Article 145 (1) (a) of the Constitution of Kenya on the removal of the President by impeachment, for the violation of Articles 168 (5) of the Constitution on the suspension of a judge from office. This decision must be rescinded and a tribunal appointed accordingly to prevent an avoidable constitutional crisis.