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$20m out of $2 bn: Kenya recoups 1% of looted funds – Chief prosecutor

$20m out of $2 bn: Kenya recoups 1% of looted funds – Chief prosecutor

AFRICA, KENYA, kenya parliament, Politics
Across Africa, the fight against corruption is a topical issue with leaders promising to root out the cancer and with opposition and activists accusing governments of lacking the will to prosecute appointees who dip their hands into the kitty. Kenya, an economic giant in East Africa has over the years been dogged with issues of corruption and financial mismanagement. The offshoot of which is a series of high-profile corruption related arrests and ongoing prosecutions. The coming into office of Public Prosecutor Noordin Haji was seen as a boost for the fight against corruption. Under his leadership charges have been leveled against top personalities – amongst them: a former finance minister, Henry Rotich, and flashy governor of the capital Nairobi, Mike Sonko. Haji, how...