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PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY: Imepitwa na wakati Afrika

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Iga, Dec 12, 2008.

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    Iga Senior Member

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    ILI KUWE na utawala bora Afrika kama tunavyoweka adhabu ili kuwatisha watu wasifanye makosa mbalimbali nchini ni lazima kinga kwa viongozi wa nchi iondolewe.

    Kwa kufanya hivyo, ni dhahiri hakuna kiongozi wa Afrika atakayedhania kwamba ana tiketi ya kufanya anachokitaka bila kuulizwa na mtu akiwa madarakani.

    Hili litaondoa pia mtindo uliozuka sasa hivi wa baadhi ya viongozi wa Afrika isipokuwa wale wa nchi kama Botswana na Namibia kuunda taasisi ambazo hakika ni magenge ya kuwalinda wale walioko madarakani kwa gharama ya watawaliwa!
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    Taiwan ex-president Chen charged with corruption | International | Reuters

    Taiwan ex-president Chen charged with corruption
    Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:46am EST Email | Print | Share| Reprints | Single Page | Recommend (0) [-] Text [+]
    1 of 4Full SizeBy Ralph Jennings

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Former Taiwan president and anti-China firebrand Chen Shui-bian was indicted on Friday in connection with a series of corruption-related scandals involving himself and family members.

    Prosecutors said they would recommend the heaviest sentence possible on charges of graft, forgery and money laundering.

    The charges were the first filed against Chen since his November 12 arrest when he was detained. No other former Taiwan president has faced criminal prosecution.

    "Ex-president Chen Shui-bian's crimes are major," said Chen Yun-nan, spokesman for the Supreme Court's special prosecutor's office. "We will ask the courts to give ex-president Chen Shui-bian the strictest punishment."

    Chen, whose pursuit of independence for self-ruled Taiwan upset rival China and Taiwan's main ally the United States during his presidency from 2000 to 2008, denies wrongdoing and has described the probe involving him as a political plot.

    China has claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since 1949, when Mao Zedong's Communists won the Chinese civil war and Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists (KMT) fled to the island. Beijing has vowed to bring Taiwan under its rule, by force if necessary.

    Chen's fate is likely to affect public opinion of Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party, which backed the former president when he was in office and faces tough local elections next year. Chen left the party in August.

    "Chen Shui-bian will still affect the inner workings of the party," said Hsu Yung-ming, a political science professor at Soochow University in Taipei. "But what influence he will have is hard to say."

    Prosecutors also charged Chen's wife, son, daughter in-law and 11 other family members or former aides in connection with the web of suspected financial crimes, which have been investigated for more than two years.

    Chen loyalists have protested in the streets, calling him innocent, since his incarceration on the day of the arrest.

    "Virtually no one in Taiwan politics is honest, not even (President) Ma Ying-jeou," his lawyer Cheng Wen-lung said.

    Chen will appear for all court hearings once a trial begins, the lawyer said. His wife, Wu Shu-chen, has enraged the courts by missing 17 court appearances since her indictment on corruption charges in November 2006, citing poor health.

    (Editing by Nick Macfie)

    © Thomson Reuters 2008 All rights reserved
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    Asia has woken up as can be seen in Thailand, Taiwan etc. As usual us Africans are still sleeping or waiting for some donor country to demand it as condition of aid.
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    KiuyaJibu JF-Expert Member

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    Unajua viongozi wa afrika wao wanaendekeza zama za utawala wa kichifu/kimwinyi/kifalme huku wakijisahau kwamba tuko katika zama nyingine kabisa;ambapo taaluma husika ndizo zinazofanya kazi tena utandawazi unawalazimisha kufanya tofauti na wanavyofikiria.
    Hapa labda donor countries wa tie pressure kutaka mabadiliko ya kiutawala ili nidhamu iwepo kwa kila anayekosea aadhibiwe kama raia mwingine ndani ya nchi husika anavyoadhibiwa.
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    Mang'era New Member

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    There is no absolute presidential immunity in Tanzania from prosecution but the practice is what is wrong in Tanzania. even using properly our existing constitution it is very clear on that!