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Transparency news October 17th 2013

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Standard: Ruto blames senior State officials  for his tribulations at The Hague (Pg 2)

 Deputy President William Ruto claimed top PNU officials and close confidants of retired President Kibaki fixed him over the 2007 post-election violence that landed him at The Hague.

Standard: MPs ask UN Security Council to defer Ruto, Uhuru cases (Pg 2)

Ten MPs from South Rift have called on the United Nations Security Council to approve calls by African Union to have cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto at The Hague deferred.

Standard: Witness tells  of ‘bad blood’  before poll (Pg 3)

Members of the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities used derogatory language while referring to each other ahead of the 2007 polls.

Standard: Trio make fresh  bid to thwart  ICC cases (Pg 3)

Three Baringo County residents have moved to High Court in Nakuru seeking orders to block the President from leaving the country on November 12 to attend his trial at the International Criminal Court ( ICC).

Standard: Fate of commissioners hangs in the  balance ahead of Judiciary, MPs meet (Pg 4)

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will have another date with MPs, this time, to discuss the removal of six commissioners.

Standard: Five face charges over  city housing scandal (Pg 8)

Five former and current top managers of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) are expected in court Thursday to face corruption-related charges.

Standard: MPs given money to rent offices  (Pg 9)

MPs given money to rent offices

Standard: Stakes high as  Siaya voters  pick governor (Pg 10) 

All eyes will be on Siaya County as voters go to the polls to decide who will be their governor for the next four years.

Standard: Anti-graft team assures suspects  in NHIF scandal will be sued (Pg 12)

Officers implicated in the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) scandal and directors of two companies involved will be prosecuted soon

Standard: How Kenyatta’s ‘absentee  leader’ image fueled revolt(Pg 17)

Kenya’s founding President Mzee  Jomo Kenyatta faced a lot of rebellion while attempting to consolidate power and forge a common front for the final push for independence in 1961.

Standard: Uhuru  puts corrupt  officials on notice (Pg 13)

President Uhuru Kenyatta has put government officials soliciting for bribes in exchange for tenders on notice.

Standard: Ngilu creates ‘illegal’ position at ministry (Pg 19)

A row is simmering at the Ministry of Lands following a decision by Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu to create a new position of Director General of Lands.

Standard: Watchdog probes  Bitonye’s stay in  two public office (Pg 24)

The Efficiency Monitoring Unit (EMU) is probing whether Kenya School of Law (KSL) Director Prof Kulundu-Bitonye is holding two public positions against the law.

Standard: Leaders, residents protest  against Sh2b water project(Pg 27)

Leaders, residents protest  against Sh2b water project

Standard: TA co-ordinators scoff at  plans to disband authority(Pg 28)

Plans to disband the Transition Authority (TA) have been resisted by the body’s county co-ordinators

Standard: Rift governors  express outrage  over new bill(Pg 28)

Governors in the North Rift have expressed outraged after it emerged that the controversial bill that seeks to establish a County Development Board is likely to be approved by the National Assembly

Standard: Civil society organisation wants lobby groups  formed at county level to audit management (Pg 28)

Civil society organisation wants lobby groups  formed at county level to audit management

Standard: Residents oppose new county tax  proposals, term them punitive(Pg 29)

A bill proposing how Kiambu County government seeks to collect finances has caused uproar among residents even before it is presented to the assembly for approval.

Nation: Ruto’s lawyer links Kibaki to ICC case (Pg 1)

Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday accused the inner core of former President Kibaki of seeking out witnesses in his case at the ICC.

Nation: ICC unsure of move if Uhuru skips his trial(Pg 4)

The International Criminal Court is uncertain what action would be taken against President Kenyatta if he fails to show up for trial on November 12.

Nation: Former NHIF boss in bid to halt fraud case(Pg 6)

A former manager at the national health insurer linked to a Sh116.9 million scam has gone to court to stop the Director of Public Prosecution from investigating him.

Nation: Lawyers end Abdullahi’s stint at JSC(Pg 5)

The Law Society of Kenya has resolved to end the three-year tenure of Mr Ahmednasir Abdullahi as one of its representatives at the Judicial Service Commission

Nation: Graft busters still probing FKF claims(Pg 8)

The anti-corruption agency says it is still investigating allegations of graft in football’s governing body, three months after it received complaints against it.

Nation: Former NHC bosses held in probe(Pg 11)

Former National Housing Corporation managing director James Ruitha (right) was yesterday arrested by anti-corruption detectives.

Nation: Senate agrees to amend county law (Pg 24)

The Senate has agreed to change controversial clauses in a law that will set up county development boards.




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