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Transparency news October 23rd 2013

March 24 th.



Standard: Laws to greatly impact media operations (Pg 2)

Kenya is staring at a critical moment when the National Assembly sits to discuss and pass two laws that may hugely impact media operations if enacted in their current forms.


Standard: ICC trial: Court  reviews evidence  collection strategy (Pg 6)

Reports have emerged the International Criminal Court (ICC) has drafted a new investigation strategy to address concerns on evidence gathering scheduled for consideration by State parties in November.

Standard:Ruto to know fate of excusal request appeal on Friday (Pg 7)

Appeals Chamber judgement on William Ruto’s presence at trial will be delivered in open court on Friday October 25.

Standard: Jubilee MPs vow  to disband JSC  over graft(Pg 8)

Several Jubilee coalition legislators have vowed to support the disbandment of the Judiciary Service Commission (JSC) over inefficiency and corruption.

Standard: Staff at Shollei’s  former Judiciary  office locked out (Pg 8)

Staff members at the office of the former Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Gladys Shollei were Tuesday denied access to their workstations.

Standard: MPs urge court  to dismiss CIC  suit on pay (Pg 10)

Members of the National Assembly and Senators have told the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) it has no legal mandate to interfere with the bill that could allow MPs determine their own pay.


Standard: Former NHC  manager faces  fraud charges (Pg 10)

A former finance manager of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) was Tuesday arraigned in court to answer charges of illegally allocating houses built by the corporation.


Standard: Amendment to VAT Bill  to leave KRA Sh4.2b shy (Pg 12)

 New proposals to amend the Value-Added Tax Act will leave a Sh4.2 billion hole in government revenues.

Standard: Debate TJRC report but don’t  alter it, committee tells MPs(Pg 12)

The Justice and Legal Affairs  Committee has told MPs that they are free to debate the report of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, but on one condition:

they don’t alter it.

Standard: House team  grills Ngilu on  appointment (Pg 13)


Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu Tuesday came under fire from MPs over her unilateral appointment of Director General of Lands.


Standard: Companies give their side of  cancelled laptops tender story (Pg 20)

 Details have emerged about why the Ministry of Education’s tender committee cancelled the 1.3 million laptops delivery tender, two months to the expected roll-out of the primary schools computer programme.

Standard: Wakhungu lures investors at Copenhagen conference(Pg 22)

Kenya’s Environment, Water and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu lobbied investment in the country’s water sector while addressing participants at an international conference in Copenhagen,Denmark.

Standard: Senate committee risks censure(Pg 26)

Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro has threatened to impose sanctions on the House Security and Defence Committee for failing to give statements on the runaway insecurity in the country.

Nation: Homes were marked for burning, ICC told

The fifth prosecution witness Tuesday told the ICC that homesteads and farms belonging to non-Kikuyu families were marked “ODM 41” to signal to attackers which ones to spare from being burnt.

Nation: Judiciary denies Shollei claims of cashing in on too many meetings

The Judicial Service Commission Tuesday denied allegations that its top brass was pocketing millions of shillings as sitting allowances by holding too many meetings.

Nation: Ministries warned on misuse of funds

Parliament will work with the public prosecutor, the anti-graft agency and Auditor-General to


Nation: Uhuru drops in on Kidero at City Hall

President Kenyatta Tuesday made an impromptu visit to City Hall where security featured


Nation: KISERO: Ours is a chronically weak economy that posts growth but doesn’t work

Kenya is 50 years old as a free nation, an opportune time to look at the changes taking place on


Nation: Courts staff now back Shollei sack(Pg 3)

Courts staff now back Shollei sack


Nation: MPs bid to block their status change  (Pg 10)


MPS have challenged in court a petition challenging their status as public officers

Nation: Ex-housing firm boss denies fraud charges(Pg 10)



Nation: Ngilu taken to task over key appointments(Pg 10)

MPS yesterday took Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu to task in connection to key appointments in her ministry.

Nation: Judiciary the loser in ceaseless bickering (Pg 12)

The Judiciary has been the biggest loser in the sorry saga revolving around dismissed Chief Registrar Gladys Shollei.


Nation: Ministries on the spot over funds misuse(Pg 16)

Parliament will work with the public prosecutor, the anti-graft agency and auditor general to block the budget of ministries whose accounts are not in order, a House committee has said.





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