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Kacc tells Kenyans to expect 'big' announcement

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    Kacc tells Kenyans to expect 'big' announcement


    Kenya Anti Corruption Commission Director Patrick Lumumba in a pensive mood during a courtesy call at the National Council of NGOs offices in Nairobi April 12, 2011. The anti-graft watchdog told Kenyans to brace for a “big” announcement on Friday.TOM MARUKO
    Posted Tuesday, April 12 2011 at 14:05

    The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission is expected to make a “big” announcement on Friday.

    Speaking to the Nation Tuesday, Kacc spokesman Nicholas Simani said the country should wait for the big announcement at a press event. He, however, declined to give a hint of what the announcement would entail.

    There is speculation that Kacc is expected to announce new high profile investigations into corruption scandals anytime and indicate whom it will take to court over graft.

    While paying a courtesy call to the chairman of National Council of NGOs Ken Wafula at his Nairobi office, Kacc director Patrick Lumumba said the anti-graft watchdog will give a progress report of its investigations soon.

    “There’s time for everything,” Prof Lumumba said.

    On his part, Mr Simani also disagreed with sentiments that the body had slowed down in its pursuit of graft.

    “We have not slackened at all,” he said.

    “We shall be coming out with our guns blazing, no fear at all, no one will intimidate us."

    However, Kacc, Mr Simani added, would want Kenyans to understand that it cannot go to court on its own without receiving the go-ahead from the AG.

    “We cannot go to court until we receive files from the AG,” the spokesman added.

    Prof Lumumba agreed with Mr Wafula that individuals wishing to vie for various positions in the county governments should be vetted to avoid transferring corruption to the grassroots.

    “Anybody vying for any seat should be vetted to see if found to be involved in graft should not be allowed to vie in next elections,” Prof Lumumba said.

    Saying corruption must be fought by all Kenyans, Prof Lumumba warned if nothing is done, the country would not achieve Vision 2030. The country hopes to be a middle level industrialised country by 2030.

    He regretted that farmers were currently lacking seeds to plant, hospitals have no drugs and that Kenyans were wondering how money from donors was used.

    Prof Lumumba said Kacc will partner with the National Council of NGOs and other organisations to fight graft.

    “We are moving from organisation to organisation to recruit allies so that we can a formidable force to fight graft. Through its network, the National Council for NGOs gives us a better platform to fight graft,” the director said.

    Kacc, he added, would also soon launch Operation Maliza Ufisadi (operation to eradicate graft) in all counties to fight the scourge.

    Mr Wafula who was accompanied by officials George Obondo, Jacob Ngumi, Kevinnah Loyatum and J.K. A Busii said the fight against corruption is not Kacc’s alone but about all Kenyans.

    He regretted that a number of individuals named in graft were eyeing new county positions a thing that could result to decentralization of the vice to the grassroots and that if not stopped they would hinder the performance of the units.

    “Those who have stolen from Kenyans should be barred from contesting,” Mr Wafula said.
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    1. Submitted by aloisemuchemi
      Posted April 13, 2011 10:03 AM
      i would rather ask PLO to save his energy on the announcements he wants to make cos "HAITOSHI UNGA" cos the courts have just prooved that there is no justice for the people of the republic of kenya but for the selected few let the so called :"BIG FISH" swim their way into the oceans and let GOD solve our problems if He sees fit otherwise there is nothing much I personally expect anymore from the kenyan judicial system

    2. Submitted by xhievray
      Posted April 13, 2011 09:59 AM
      we know who is corrupt, we know how it happens, and we can stop it if we want as kenyans, even without KACC, if everyone in Kenya was to say no, it would end with a heart beat.

    3. Submitted by jakogwen
      Posted April 13, 2011 09:48 AM
      If any of those hurling insults at PLO coz they don't represent their tribal attitude were bright,they would have applied when the post was vacant.However the BIG announcement is that PLO is resigning coz whatever evidence you will present on the politically correct you may only end up paying with your life.yesterday,s was a 2012 game plan political verdict.

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    Good step by our Neighbours!

    Ngoja tuangalie nini kitafuata kwetu baada ya kujivua Gamba!
  4. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Not so fast mkuu. Hizi ni nguvu za soda tu. Huyu mtu anapenda kupiga kelele tu lakini mwishowe hamna geni au la
    maana analofanya. Kisha anvuta mpunga kinomanoma kila mwezi.
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    niaje mtu wangu, PLO Lumumba is a straightforward, incorruptible Kenyan. He has the confidence and the blessing of most Kenyans. The only problem is that the KACC can not prosecute the corrupt goverment official, its only bottleneck is the judiciary which is one of the most corrupt institution in Kenya.
    Its quiet disheartening to imagine the number of corruption cases presented to the Attorney General of which the political elite have been implicated in grand corruption that wount make it to the courts, and if they do they will automatically be found not guilty of the cases presented against them. Its quiet sad to have a learned, commited anti corruption czar who will be rendered toothless by the judicial system. THE ONLY SOLUTION TO OUR WOES IS A REVOLUTION, WE NEED AN OVERHAUL OF ALL THE INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE MARRED BY CORRUPTION, NEPOTISM AND TRIBALISM, LETS NOT LET THIS POLITICIANS TAKE US HOSTAGE, KENYA IS OUR COUNTRY NOT THEIR CASH COW.
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    ? ? ?
    Is this a warning?
    Why not just give out the announcement instead of giving out pror warnings?
    Au mnataka the concerned atoe kitu kidogo to make the big announcement small?