Kenya Fails to Learn the Lesson

4 03 2010

The BBC recently reported that Kenya hasn´t learnt the lessons of the past, corruption remains a problem. The US and UK are currently withholding $21m in donations after an audit showed that $1m had disappeared from the Ministry of Education in just one month. As the article states, “The donors are in a dilemma. On the one hand they do not want to play politics with the education of Kenya’s children. On the other hand they cannot stand by while their funds are being looted.” Full Article

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Kenya Fights Corruption

29 08 2008

Addressing a public forum on fighting graft in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, Mr Githongo said economic crimes must be resolved quickly and transparently reports the BBC. 

Mr Githongo, who has been in self-imposed exile for three years, is on his first visit back to the country.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga welcomed Mr Githongo home, saying Kenya needed to deal with its past transparently.

Mr Githongo fled to the UK in 2005 saying he feared for his life, after accusing senior members of the government of “massive looting”.

As the government’s permanent secretary for ethics and governance, he exposed the notorious Anglo-Leasing scandal, which forced the resignation of several ministers.

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