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Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Fourteen top officials of the Kenya Power will be charged Monday morning over corruption, in a scandal involving the purchase of faulty transformers worth Sh4.5 billion. Those expected in court include current Managing Director Ken Tarus and his predecessor Ben Chumo, and twelve other top officials arrested over the weekend. “They will be in court, […]

Malawi’s President Mutharika and the police food scandal

Malawi’s President Mutharika and the police food scandal

There have been mounting calls for the resignation of Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika after a leaked report by the country’s anti-graft agency accused him of receiving a kickback from a 2.8bn kwacha ($3.9m; £2.8m) contract to supply food to the police. The report claims a businessman deposited 145m kwacha into an account belonging to the […]

Mnangagwa’s 850 million repatriation is cheap talk, No criminals arrested

Mnangagwa’s 850 million repatriation is cheap talk, No criminals arrested

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa (ED) has claimed that of the 1.4 billion dollars that had been illegally externalised, at least 850 million has been repatriated back home. Addressing the 31st Ordinary Session of The African Union, whose theme was focused on fighting corruption, Mnangagwa expressed gratitude that his efforts to bring back the externalised currency […]

Heroin is Mozambique’s Second Biggest Export

Heroin is Mozambique’s Second Biggest Export

Mozambique is a significant heroin transit centre and the trade has increased to 40 tonnes or more per year, making it a major export which contributes up to $100 mn per year to the local economy. For 25 years the trade has been controlled by a few local trading families and tightly regulated by senior […]

African Leaders in Mauritania for Summit against Corruption

African Leaders in Mauritania for Summit against Corruption

Thirty African heads of state are meeting in Mauritania Sunday and have opened the 31st African Union summit, which is aimed at finding ways to stamp out the continent’s corruption and discussing efforts to improve peace and security. The summit, on Sunday and Monday in Mauritania’s capital, Nouakchott, is focused on ending the diversion of […]

King Mswati III’s U.S.$1.6 Million Watch Equals 6 Months’ Aid

King Mswati III’s U.S.$1.6 Million Watch Equals 6 Months’ Aid

As King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland, wears a watch worth US$1.6 million and a suit beaded with gold weighing 6 kg, the World Food Program has said it cannot raise the US$1.1 million it needs to feed starving children in the kingdom. King Mswati turned 50 in April 2018 and wore the […]

‘Dubai Real Estate Is Haven for Money Laundering’

‘Dubai Real Estate Is Haven for Money Laundering’

Months after the Nigerian government reached an accord with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on looted funds, a new report released last week alleged that war profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years have used Dubai’s real-estate market as a haven for their assets. Last year, the Nigerian Attorney-General […]

Kenyan Govt Rejects U.S. Pressure to Seize Assets of South Sudan Leaders

Kenyan Govt Rejects U.S. Pressure to Seize Assets of South Sudan Leaders

Kenya has rejected fresh pressure from the United States to seize the properties of South Sudanese leaders that were allegedly bought with proceeds from corruption, money laundering and war profits. Officials from Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs say the country is happy to share intelligence with the US on illicit money flows from South Sudan, […]

What ‘Fraud Triangle’ Can Teach Us About War On Graft

What ‘Fraud Triangle’ Can Teach Us About War On Graft

Corruption has become a regular occurrence in our country at all levels. As a matter of fact, Kenyans get anxious if there is no news of discovery of a scandal caused by corrupt practices. Discovery of corruption is no longer news, but an expectation that can crystallise anytime. In addition to huge reported cases of […]

President Uhuru Kenyatta Mandates Lifestyle Audit for Public Servants

President Uhuru Kenyatta Mandates Lifestyle Audit for Public Servants

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has intensified his war on graft by announcing that all public servants will undergo a compulsory lifestyle audit to account for their sources of wealth. This latest announcement follows financial scandals that have rocked the country with revelations that millions of dollars were lost in various government agencies through corrupt deals […]

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