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Transparency news October 10th 2013

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Standard: I did not hear Ruto inciting  public, witness tells judges (Pg 3)

The second Prosecution witness at The Hague has admitted that he did not hear Deputy President William Ruto utter any inciting statement in the build-up to the 2007 polls.

Standard: Ivorians protest  Gbagbo’s Hague  incarceration (Pg 4)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was under siege Wednesday as residents from Ivory Coast took to the streets protesting the detention of their former Head of State Laurent Gbagbo.

Standard: CORD MPs fault judge’s directive (Pg 6)

CORD MPs have reacted angrily to reports that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had been asked to prosecute the immediate Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula by the judge who nullified his election.

Standard: County in Sh47b plan to spur growth (Pg 8)

Homa Bay County government has launched a Sh47 billion Integrated Development Plan to spur economic growth.

Standard: MP roots for closure of  refugee camps over terror (Pg 12)

 An MP now wants the House Committee on Administration and National Security to give the country a status report on refugees in the country. 

Standard: Police must bear share of blame for road accidents (Pg 14)

Traffic commandant Samuel Kimaru was being economical with the truth when he blamed the police failure to curb road accidents on poor funding.

Standard: Corruption will make  Vision 2030 a dream(Pg 16)

The shocking revelation by the Auditor General that more than Sh300 billion for the 2011/2012 fi scal yearcould not be accounted for is quite disturbing.

Standard: Nyanza leaders react to county audit report(Pg 19)

A report showing how counties have utilised funds from Treasury elicited sharp reactions from leaders drawn from the former Nyanza Province.

Standard: City Hall officials suspended over scam(Pg 20)

The Nairobi county government has unearthed a housing scandal that has seen it lose millions of shillings.


Standard: Shabby state of hospitals  worries health boss (Pg 28)

Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia came face to face with challenges affecting delivery of health services during a tour of institutions in Murang’a County.

Standard: Five ministries spent Sh7 billion  without approval, says Auditor (Pg 35)

Five ministries spent an extra Sh7 billion during 2011/2012 financial year without the approval of Parliament, the Auditor General audit report shows.

Standard: Mining firm  dismisses  taskforce  findings (Pg 36)

Cortec Mining Kenya has hit out at a Ministry of Mining taskforce set up to vet all mining licences issued earlier this year.

Nation: ECK lit poll chaos fire, witness tells Ruto trial (Pg 2)

ICC witness 326 on Wednesday said that former police commissioner Hussein Ali and the defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) were to blame for causing the 2007/08 post-election violence.

Nation: Journalist suffers first blow in his bid to stop arrest (Pg 3)

Journalist Walter Barasa on Wednesday failed in his first attempt to stop his arrest and hand-over to the ICC to face charges of interfering with witnesses.

Nation:Sh300bn loss linked to fraud (Pg 6)

Extravagance, fraud and long outstanding balances in government expenditures are among key issues that led to the loss of billions of shillings during last year’s financial year, a report by the Auditor-General reveals.

Nation:Training sidelined in Energy’s Sh1bn fund (Pg 6)

A report by the Auditor-General covering financial year 2011/2012 shows the Energy ministry incurred Sh1.1 billion against its Training Fund contrary to the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, which limits the use of the fund to training activities.

Nation : Kenya criticises Annan on ICC (Pg 17)

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has dismissed former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan over his warning against leaving the Rome Statute.

Nation : Africans likely to push afresh for deferral (Pg 17)

The African Union may soon ask the UN Security Council to defer the International Criminal Court cases against Kenya’s leaders, a UN-focused organisation reported on Tuesday.

Nation : ‘Anti-African’ world criminal court sharply in spotlight at top summit(Pg 18)

African nations are meeting from Thursday to debate a possible withdrawal from the International Criminal Court over claims it targets Africa, but that sentiment is being challenged by rights groups across the continent.

Nation : Attempts to reveal witness raises alarm (Pg 20)

The International Criminal Court judges have raised the alarm over a fresh attempt to reveal the identity of witnesses in The Hague.

Nation : Cord MPs accuse Judiciary of bias as judge seeks action on Wetang’ula (Pg 23)

Cord MPs have alleged that the Judiciary is being manipulated to frustrate former Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula, whose election was nullified on September 30.

Nation : MPs question value of Uhuru’s trip to China (Pg 26)

Opposition MPs last evening questioned the value of the trip to China by President Uhuru Kenyatta in August as it emerged that the grants and loans from the Chinese to the Kenyan government amounted to Sh16.02 billion

















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