KNCHR responds to corruption allegations

Sorry, no time to upload this as a pdf.

9th September 2006

PRESS RELEASE

KENYA ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE KENYA NATIONAL COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ARE “COUNTER-REFORM” TACTICS BY THE STATE

BACKGROUND

For many months, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has been aware of machinations [...]

Tackling women’s right to inherit property

One of the challenges of addressing women’s rights issues in places like Kenya is that the obstacles are largely cultural rather than legal, or rather the more practical solutions require engagement at a cultural level rather than via the courts/the law. I was very tangentially involved with this project, and I’m linking to it because [...]

Living Large: Counting the Cost of Official Extravagance in Kenya

Last week, you read press coverage of the report on government spending (waste) on luxury cars by KNCHR and TI-Kenya.

Now you can get access to the full report here.

Couple of quick observations. First, we sorely need a Freedom of Information Act in Kenya. Getting access to the information in the report was very [...]

Blog = poor (wo)man’s printing press

That’s why I’m posting this here, because the Nation wouldn’t publish it back in November for some reason (and because I’m a bit swamped right now and can’t do the still elusive “real” post).

First read this op-ed(from someone who should really know better, I think). [EDIT: link has been fixed and the author [...]

Update II on the nolle hearing

It’s been a crazy busy day…no time to blog. Just wanted to say that the nolle accepted, the charges against Mr. Mbathi and Hon. Khaniri were thrown out. Ruling was predictable, particularly because the magistrate is bound by lots of bad Chunga-era law. Details to come when I get a chance.

Update on nolle hearing

Here is the official version of events. We are back in court for the ruling tomorrow morning…I predict that we will lose, and the nolle will proceed. If that happens, the Commission should be filing two more cases either on Friday or Monday. Maybe Wako will run out of nolles eventually. My personal observations to [...]