Transparency news March 28th 2014

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Transparency news March 28th 2014

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Nation: Narok Governor wins appeal against his election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Nairobi dismissed with costs the petition by his rival Ledama Ole Kina, affirming a High Court ruling in Nakuru.

Nation: Ruto loses appeal against order to pay Sh5m to Muteshi

Deputy President William Ruto has lost an appeal against a court order to pay Gilbert Muteshi Sh5 million for taking his 100-acre farm.

Standard: End supremacy wars between IG, Kavuludi

Justice George Odunga has stepped in with a momentous ruling warning of a festering tumour of impunity and lawlessness.

Standard: Disregard for the Judiciary has now become the general rule

Recent pronouncements by Kenyan leaders across the divide have put the Judiciary on the receiving end. Not only has this fundamental arm of government been compared to a sitting duck but it has also come under a flurry of scathing attacks often characterised by...

Standard: Hacking the fly from governors just peer envy from '‘poor' MPs

Where I come from, the story is told of a fallen political giant who, in his heyday, needed just to lift the phone and powerful people would be fired, roads would be tarmacked, and development projects would spring up like ghosts from the shadows.

Standard: How to tame fraud in procurement

The award and implementation of contracts and concessions is critical to development. Poor choices about how contracts are awarded and implemented, and resources and revenues are spent can result in poor development.

Standard: We must reject legislation that oppresses women

One of the most unfortunate phrases to have ever been concocted is '“This is Africa.'” People the world over have used the phrase to justify their tolerance of the absolute triumph of absolute mediocrity in the region.

Standard: Maximise local content in oil and gas sector

There is a growing body of literature, under the broad theory of '‘Africa's oil curse' that associates oil with poverty. Andy Stere, in his book, Who Won the Oil Wars, points out that oil has been the cause of some of the World's bloodiest conflicts.

Standard: Transfers recipe for '‘breakdown' in police chain of command

The police force was on Friday staring at a breakdown of order following confusion over recent postings by Inspector General David Kimaiyo and a court ruling nullifying his actions.

Standard: Matatu owners threaten to go to court if new rule not delayed

The Matatu owners have threatened to go to court unless the implementation of new safety rules is delayed.

Standard: Taxpayers could lose Sh600m in KRA tax deal with Karuturi

Kenya could lose more than Sh600 million in a secret deal entered with the taxman, if a claim by a foreign company involved in tax fraud is true.

Standard: ODM: Uhuru not sincere on promises

The Orange Democratic Movement has faulted the President Uhuru Kenyatta's first State of the Nation address saying he did not give the real face of the country.

Standard: The Counties: Governor and MP lose seats as IEBC punished heavily

Migori Governor Okoth Obado and Nyando MP Fred Out lost their seats after the Court of Appeal sitting in Kisumu nullified their election.

Standard: Nyando MP Fred Outa loses seat

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kisumu has nullified election of Nyando MP Fred Outa after he was found guilty of using public resources during campaigns.



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