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Vol 47 No 3

Published 3rd February 2006


Going down with the ship

Finance Minister David Mwiraria is the first domino to fall as the government faces a growing anti-corruption backlash

The momentum behind the anti-corruption drive, sparked by press reports of a dossier of investigations into more than US$1 billion of fraudulent government procurement deals, now looks unstoppable. The dossier's power is its author, former anti-corruption czar John Githongo, who relentlessly probed the network of fraud and front companies organised by officials at the heart of government. Githongo's 36-page dossier names ministers, civil servants and businessmen whom he accuses of complicity in the graft. Just as importantly, he unveils the structure of the deals and their corporate vehicles.

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