Transparency International Kenya
TI KENYA CONDUCTS PUBLIC FORUMS ON OVERSIGHT IN KILIFI COUNTY
Transparency International Kenya held public legal aid forums in Kilifi County with an aim to empower communities for effective oversight. A total of six public forums were held from 8th to 15th March 2017 in Junju, Ruruma, Fulugani, Kaloleni, Kayafungo and Mnarani. The public forums targeted youths, men and women to empower them on anti-corruption strategies, the various categories of human rights, land laws, access to information and citizen participation and mal administration. This come after Kilifi County made headlines over alleged corrupt deals that saw the suspension of top county officials. During the forums, it was established that citizens face several challenges that affect their oversight role. Citizen participation in county governance processes for instance budget making, is very low yet very important. Lack of access to information is also a major problem thus citizens are not interested to be part of the process.
Corruption in Kenya requires a change of culture
‘All actors should strive to bring about a quiet revolution in public attitude towards corruption’
It is easy to feel ambivalent about Kenya. In my experience, the people are outgoing, warm and welcoming. They exude confidence and pride. For the scholars, racial chauvinists and friends of Africa who sometimes feel compelled to combat misguided stereotypes that the continent and its people are helpless and hopeless, nothing could serve as a stronger counter than witnessing ambitious, vibrant, and entrepreneurial Kenyans going about their daily lives. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Kenyans exhibit fortitude and persevere with great resilience.
Berlin/Nairobi, 13 December 2016 – Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organisation, called today on the Somali government, donor agencies and humanitarian agencies to take critical steps to address corruption in the delivery of aid to ensure humanitarian assistance reaches those most in need in southern Somalia.
Somalia’s ongoing conflict and complex emergency have displaced millions from their homes. The country remains weakened by years of consecutive crises: famine, poor rains and harvests, drought and other natural disasters. Nearly five million people are in need of life-saving assistance and livelihood support.
Yet the delivery of aid is complicated by insecurity, conflict and corruption. Corruption risks exist across the entire humanitarian programme cycle, from head offices in Nairobi, Kenya to operations in southern Somalia, according to a new Transparency International report published today.
The report Collective resolution to enhance accountability and transparency in emergencies: southern Somalia, developed in partnership with Humanitarian Outcomes, is the first independent review of corruption in southern Somalia’s humanitarian sector. Over 120 in-depth interviews and community consultations were conducted to identify corruption risks and produce a set of recommendations on how to mitigate those risks in the future.
Transparency International Kenya’s Executive Director Samuel Kimeu was on 31 March 2017 hosted by Ghetto Radio 89.5 team during the breakfast show popularly known as #BREKKO from 7:00am – 8:00am.
The Executive Director discussed the findings and recommendations of the Kenya Police Service Satisfaction Survey and Needs Analysis Report, 2016. The report captures feedback received from citizens in Nairobi and Kisumu counties on the levels of satisfaction in service delivery by police stations, police posts and patrol bases within their neighborhoods.