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Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, Nairobi helps resident s of Kangundo Sub-County in Machakos County kick out a police chief whose station was riddled with accusation of malpractice and corruption.

The residents of Kangundo Sub-County in Machakos County had continuously complained about the management of the Kangundo Police Station. Corruption was reported as one of the key concerns especially bribery demands from public service vehicles using the murram roads.

The relationship between Oxfam and a community is looking up thanks to the ‘uwajibikaji pamoja’ initiative coordinated by Transparency International Kenya's Humanitarian Aid Integrity Programme in Turkana County.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Director of Public Prosecutions have announced that three out of five Anglo Leasing cases are ready for prosecution.

This follows an evaluation of the case files by a joint technical team that finalises the three files for submission to the DPP shortly.

It is 11 years since the scandal involving 18 contracts awarded by the Kenyan Government for acquisition of security-related goods and services burst into the limelight.

Accelerating Health Reforms through Collective Action: Experiences from East Africa briefl y describes the processes and methodologies for building and sustaining multistakeholder coalitions— consisting of state and nonstate actors—to drive reforms in the health sector.

It is based on the experiences of three East African countries—Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The report outlines each country’s experience in identifying, mobilizing, and coalescing key stakeholders to address governance bottlenecks in pharmaceutical procurement and supply chain management, as well as in health service delivery more generally. The report also highlights challenges and successes, and distills lessons learned that are intended to guide reformers and countries seeking to test new approaches in collective problem solving.

CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Lutheran World Federation, Save the Children USA, World Vision International and the International Federation of the Red Cross have joined with Transparency International (TI) to help address the corruption risks that potentially affect humanitarian operations and can undermine the humanitarian mission. We did so because we believe that the prevention of corruption merits strategic attention and that analysis of corruption risks, sharing of information, open discussion and coordinated action are the best ways of implementing our agencies’ zero-tolerance policies on corruption in humanitarian action. The first edition of the TI Handbook was published in 2010. We are pleased to present to you the first update of the TI Handbook in the current version (2014).

Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ) letter to the Serious Fraud Office, UK on the Smith and Ouzman case. Read the letter below:

A disturbing trend is taking root in Kenya. A culture of intolerance largely targeting individuals that expose wrongdoings by public officers is mounting.  The most recent incident was on January 17th 2015, when blogger Abraham Mutai was arrested in Mombasa and carted off to Nairobi where he was detained for close to 24 hours and then released. The arrest was closely followed by the temporary suspension of his Twitter account and blogs. Over the past two months, Mr. Mutai had published information, backed by documentary evidence, of alleged corruption in a public agency and some county governments on his online platforms.  

Sentencing in the Smith and Ouzman case involving payment of bribes to top officials of the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) of Kenya and the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is due on February 12th 2015.  Two directors of Smith and Ouzman, Christopher Smith and Nicholas Smith were convicted of two and three counts of corruption respectively on 22nd December, 2014. The Kenyan case involved the award of lucrative printing tenders worth Ksh 50 million. They were also found guilty of making similar payments to the Ministry of the Interior in Mauritania. A custodial sentence is expected. The maximum sentence for this offence is 7 years. It will be up to the judge to decide whether sentences for each count should run consecutively or concurrently.

PRESS RELEASE

Nairobi, Kenya – Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - Transparency International Kenya strongly condemns the arrest of blogger Abraham Mutai on Saturday, 17th January, 2015, and the temporary suspension of his Twitter account and closure of his blogs.

Mr. Mutai and other bloggers in Kenya have played an important role in highlighting corruption incidents at the national and county levels in the recent past. Over the last two months, Mr. Mutai has published information, backed by documentary evidence, of corruption in a public agency and some county governments.  We expect the relevant authorities to act on such information by conducting further investigations on the alleged corruption incidents, rather than oppress whistleblowers.

Residents of Lunga Lunga in Lunga Lunga Sub county, Kwale County are in line to become land owners after a 30 year wait.

These residents were turned into squatters in the early 1900s because the government leased the parcel of land they lived on to one Mr. Virji Parbart despite the fact that the land was occupied by local communities. Mr. Virji Parbart’s leasehold on the land was for a 99 year period.