Press Releases (65)
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 This decision must be rescinded and a tribunal appointed accordingly to prevent an avoidable constitutional crisis.
Nairobi, Kenya – 22nd February 2016: The launch today of Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report: Sport highlights that Africa is vulnerable to serious reputational risks across all sports and is already compromised by corruption.
The Global Corruption Report: Sport provides a global overview of corruption across sport and outlines recommendations from leading experts in the field on what needs to be done. It comes at a time when some of the world’s most popular sports, including football and athletics, are mired in corruption scandals.
Kenya’s continued poor performance in the CPI shows need to go beyond anti-corruption rhetoric. Nairobi, Kenya – 27th January 2016:
Kenya has maintained a poor score in the global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2015 released today by the Transparency International movement. Kenya scored 25 on a scale of zero to 100 (with zero perceived to be highly corrupt, and 100 very clean), the same score recorded in 2014. Kenya is ranked at position 139 out of 168 countries and territories included in the 21st edition of the CPI. Kenya’s score is below the global average of 43 and Sub Saharan Africa’s mean of 33. Kenya had a score of 27 in 2013 and 2012, demonstrating that efforts to tackle corruption have borne little results. The CPI measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in countries and territories worldwide and is based on expert opinion.
Nairobi, Kenya – 10th December 2015: Bribery remains a challenge affecting key service delivery sectors in Kenya. This is according to a new report, The East African Bribery Index Trends Analysis (2010 - 2014) launched by Transparency International Kenya today.
The report, published by Transparency national chapters in the East African region, shows that the Police, Judiciary, Registry and licensing services, Lands services and Tax services have been the most affected sectors in the past five years across the region.
The East Africa Bribery Index Trends Analysis is a presentation of the patterns that have emerged from the East African Bribery Index reports published between 2010 and 2014. The trends analysis focused on five sectors: the Police, Judiciary, Registry and licensing services, Land services, and Tax services.
Nairobi, Kenya – 17th November, 2015: Recent action against officials implicated in corruption and other economic crimes is welcome progress in the fight against corruption in Kenya.
The arrest and imminent court appearance of Planning Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti, NYS Director General Nelson Githinji as well as the chief executives of Geothermal Development Company (GDC), the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC), the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC) and other officers of these institutions is a good first step in the path towards eliminating corruption in public service in Kenya.
We now call for the full application of the law once these officers are charged in court.
A JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS
Nairobi, Kenya – 5th November, 2015: Recent revelations of mismanagement of public resources in various ministries, departments, agencies and county governments call for swift and decisive action against individuals involved.
We recognise that we have laws against corruption and institutions that have been set up to lead in the fight against corruption.
Nairobi: Friday 16th October 2015 – The move by the National Assembly to pass the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Bill, 2014, threatens Kenya’s march towards transparency and accountability in the management of public affairs.
The Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Bill, 2014 as passed by the National Assembly, contains clauses that limit the freedom of the media and the right to access information under Articles 34 and 35 of the Constitution respectively.
Nairobi, Kenya – 12th October, 2015: 196 days after President Uhuru Kenyatta tabled the list of shame in Parliament, the move has failed to spur required energy in the fight against corruption that many hoped would be generated by the unprecedented move. 26 cases are currently being prosecuted in the courts arising out of the list.
The Presidential initiative had real potential to ignite a new wave of accountability that could have easily lifted Kenya from the dubious distinction of being one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Instead more scandals have emerged since then with implicated officers remaining in office and seemingly different processes and standards of accountability being applied. Many observers concur that corruption cartels have emerged uninhibited and are pilfering public funds and manipulating accountability processes with impunity.