Kenya: Ruto Isolated As 2022 Politics, Graft War Gain Momentum

The politics of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 is causing heavy soul-searching among politicians, with governors continuously shying away from attending functions presided over by Deputy President William Ruto. Dr Ruto’s allies now claim that the fight against corruption has been weaponised to target those who are perceived to be close to him. Some

Fix the economy now lest we run aground

By EDITORIALMore by this Author The country is staring at economic decline contrary to earlier predictions that it would turn the corner this year. Fresh projections by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have scaled down the growth targets to 5.3 per cent from the previous 5.6 per cent, which is hardly surprising. There have been

Graft, red tape raise cost of doing business

By EDITORIALMore by this Author Kenya has once again recorded some achievement in improving the business environment. The latest international ranking of the investment climate published by the World Bank puts the country at position 56 out of 190 countries surveyed, up from 61 last year. This is encouraging and the tempo has to be

Sh49m gone but no school : The Standard

Former Kasarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro at a past function. (File, Standard) The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has summoned former Kasarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro and her husband Ferdinand Masha over suspected embezzlement of Constituency Development Fund. The duo is among the 19 individuals accused of misappropriation of Sh48.9 million meant for Kasarani Girls High School project.

Spare Africa the debt hole

By EDITORIALMore by this Author The battle for Africa’s soul has moved to Russia. The hitherto sleeping giant as been jolted from its stupor, particularly by the aggression of next-door neighbours the Chinese, who have in the past decade strived to neutralise the West’s grip on Africa with unconditional financial and resource support. Some 3,000

Real patriotism begins with you, Mr President

By EDITORIALMore by this Author The thrust of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech during Sunday’s Mashujaa Day celebrations was national unity, underscoring the fact that pervasive division motivated by ethnic and political interest are a major impediment to the country’s progress. Unity remains an elusive pursuit because of perpetual mistrust. Politicians particularly thrive on ethnic mobilisation,

34 Elgeyo Marakwet officials summoned over Sh300m loss : The Standard

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned 34 Elgeyo Marakwet county government senior officers over a suspected loss of more than Sh300 million. The officials include seven county directors and several procurement and finance department heads. They have been asked to appear before EACC for questioning over their involvement in award of contracts. SEE ALSO

Kenya: Collaboration Is Key to Battling Fraud in Banking Sector

Owing to the technological advancements the Kenya has made, the rise of fraud levels has escalated, leading to diverse initiatives being deployed to combat this recurring menace, says Mr. Lanre Bamisebi, Group CIO at Equity Bank limited. According to Bamisebi, one of the largest drawbacks towards the fourth industrial revolution is fraud. As the industry

Moroto hospital auditor earns two gov’t salaries

Eric Olum, the internal auditor Moroto regional referral hospital has been drawing salaries from two government institutions, according to the State House Anti-corruption unit. Olum draws another salary from Arua regional referral hospital where he also serves as the internal auditor. This came to limelight on Tuesday in a meeting convened by the State House

Kenya: Smoking Out the Dirty Money in Kenya

Kenya’s highest-value banknote makes way for a new-look 1,000-shilling bill on October 1. Has the bid to expose dirty money hoarders and tax evaders by making it obsolete worked? In June 2019, the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) announced that the 1,000-shilling banknote will cease to be legal tender in four months’ time. A newly