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Vol 47 No 21

Published 20th October 2006


Kenya

The anti-corruption collapse

The failure of Justice Ringera's investigations reinforces the growing criminalisation of the state

Attorney General Amos Wako's dismissal of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission's (KACC) investigation into five state contracts will effectively block the cases until after next year's national elections. It was clear that these contracts and the Anglo-Leasing passport scandal, which prompted the dismissal of three of President Mwai Kibaki's Ministers, Chris Murungaru (Security and Transport), Kiraitu Murungi (Justice and Energy) and David Mwiraria (Finance), had become the government's biggest political liability and a symbol of its failure to tackle corruption.

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