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Nairobi – 19th November 2012 –A survey by Transparency International Kenya and Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) reveals that regulatory authorities in East Africa demand the highest amount of bribes from transporters and drivers along the transport corridors.

According to the report titled Bribery as a non-tariff barrier to trade; a case study of East African trade corridors, Tanzania’s regulatory authorities ranked worst at USD 12, 640 (Kshs. 1,074,400) followed by Kenya at USD6, 715 (Kshs. 570,775), Uganda was third at USD3, 672 (Kshs.312, 120) while Rwanda ranked fourth at USD 679 (Kshs. 57,715) and Burundi had the lowest at USD293 (Kshs. 24,905).

Status of Transition: A Civil Society Scorecard

The Transition to Devolved government Act, 2012 establishes the Transition Authority to facilitate the transition. The Act demands that the Transition Authority perform its functions subject to the Constitution, and be accountable to the people of Kenya and ensure public participation in the process.   The Constitution of Kenya equally provides the involvement of people into the process of policy making and accountability for administrative acts.

Further to a civil society meeting held on 30th November 2012 to assess the status of implementation of devolved government we noted the stringent timelines facing the Transition Authority whose members were appointed in June 2012. We commend their efforts to get the transition process on track but note the following critical concerns that threaten to derail the transition process.

Mombasa – 24th February 2013 A survey by Transparency International Kenya reveals that 58% of Kenyans think corruption levels have either remained the same or increased in the last decade. 14.5 percent of these respondents believe the levels have increased a lot  across that period.

According to the report titled, Stuck on a Treadmill? A national opinion poll to evaluate progress on the anti corruption agenda in the last decade, another 85.7% of respondents believe the President had requisite powers to deal with those suspected of involvement in the scandals but he did not. This perception implies less than optimal confidence in the institution of the presidency to render critical support to anti-corruption issues.

PRESS RELEASE

Nairobi– 26th February 2013 An audit of the implementation of Independent Review of Elections Commission (IREC)-the Kriegler Commission report by Transparency International Kenya finds that a raft of its recommendations have been implemented. These include constitutional, legal and policy interventions that have been effected to actualize the Kriegler recommendations.

There have been constitutional and legal changes in line with the first recommendation concerning the constitutional and legal framework, but it has been observed that these can only be effectively implemented if the letter and spirit of the law is observed. The report notes that the judicial function of interpretation is considered vital to achieving the desired aspirations of the Kenyan people, particularly with regard to elections and its outcomes.

PRESS STATEMENT

MAY 3, 2013


It is in the public interest that we the undersigned civil society organizations formally make this statement concerning the on-going spirited campaign mounted by the Kenyan MPs against the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (the SRC) demanding for a salary increment and threatening the removal from office of the SRC Commissioners from office.

 We are deeply concerned and disappointed that at a time when Kenyans are looking for a break from the past, legislators drawn from both houses of Parliament are hell-bent on increasing their salaries through threats and arm-twisting tactics that go against the constitutional standards of behaviour demanded of both public and state officers.   The timing and show of collective greed is in total disregard of the values and principles of the constitution regarding the management of and the governance over public resources as enshrined in Articles 1, 2, 10, 73, 74, 75, 94, 95, 96, 116, 201, 206 and 230.

80% feel that ordinary people can make a difference in the fight against corruption

Nairobi, 9 July 2013 - Three in five Kenyans believe that corruption is a problem in the public sector in the country, according to the findings of the Kenyan findings of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) conducted by Transparency International Kenya. TI-Kenya interviewed 1121 people in a national survey in October and November 2012 using face to face interviews.

The Police service tops the list of public institutions perceived to be more prone to corruption with a score of 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 means not corrupt at all while 5 means extremely corrupt. Second on the list is parliament (4.0) followed by the judiciary (3.6) and political parties (3.5) while health and medical services (3.2) close out the top 5 list.

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