Friday, January 14, 2005

War on corruption

There was a surge in anti-corruption case activities yesterday. Arrest warrants have been issued for the managers and the board of the giant Harambee SACCO, MP Charles Keter was charged with operating an illegal call centre, and the MD of Kenya Ports Authority was picked up for questioning in the ongoing 6.4 billion shilling cocaine investigation.

As always, success of the corruption wars can only be measured, when cases are completed and judgements delivered. The Harambee SACCO case is long overdue, and evidence appears to be strong in the Keter case. But the KPA MD job is a highly coveted post, and Mr. Ondego has held this post even from the previous regime and withstood campaigns to oust him - his opponents may use the cocaine case as an excuse to finally remove him.

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