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Chinese firms hit bribery and tax evasion troubles amid African corruption crackdowns

While Chinese companies are feeling the pressure of anti-graft and tax evasion crackdowns at home, some are also facing similar campaigns abroad as African countries try to stamp out corrupt practices. In the past three years, a number of Chinese-owned companies have landed in trouble with investigating agencies for… Read More

Kenya finds $71 mln in suspect cash as it retires old notes -cenbank

A Kenyan anti-corruption drive uncovered the equivalent of tens of millions of dollars in unexplained wealth when it retired old banknotes, the central bank said on Wednesday, adding much of the cash appeared to have been gained in “the criminal area”. The East African nation has a diverse, fast-growing economy,… Read More

Crime fighting duo seeks Kenya’s first top-level graft conviction

Noordin Haji, head of public prosecutions in Kenya, is the urbane son of one of the country’s most prominent families. George Kinoti, born in the slums, rose from burly beat cop to head the powerful police investigation department. Together, they are building corruption cases against top Kenyan officials. This week, the… Read More
23rd July 2019
Kenyan Finance Minister Henry Rotich was arrested on Monday on suspicion of financial misconduct related to the construction of two dams, an unprecedented detention of a sitting minister for corruption in a country notorious for graft. The charges against Rotich stem from a police investigation into the misuse of funds… Read More
4th June 2019
Kenya needs to urgently stamp out an upsurge of suspicious transactions in its financial sector that imperil future commercial activities and economic growth, Patrick Njoroge, the central bank governor, said on Monday. The East African nation is favoured by foreign investors mainly due to its diverse, fast-growing economy, but its… Read More
3rd June 2019
Kenya plans to withdraw an old version of its 1,000 shilling ($9.88) banknote to tackle illicit financial flows and counterfeiting, its central bank governor said on Saturday. President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to stamp out graft when he was first elected in 2013, but critics say he has been slow to… Read More
21st March 2019
Authorities in Kenya have arrested six individuals regarding $20 million in counterfeit notes that were stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Kenya. “The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s Safe Room,” the Kenyan Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said… Read More
20th March 2019
Kenya’s High Court acquitted a British aristocrat on Thursday of smuggling cocaine in a shipment of sugar, ending a high-profile case that captured public interest in how the justice system would treat the scion of a prominent family. One hundred kilos of cocaine, said to be worth around $6 million,… Read More
6th July 2018
Kenyan lawyers, engineers and accountants have been involved in facilitating cases of corruption in the country, the chief executive of the anti-graft commission said on Thursday. Dozens of government officials and business people are facing charges related to the theft of nearly $100 million from a state agency, the latest… Read More
15th June 2018
High-level corruption across all levels of government in Kenya threatens the integrity and basic functioning of the state, the auditor general told Reuters on Thursday. Kenyan media have reported on dozens of graft scandals involving public officers conspiring to steal from state coffers since President Uhuru Kenyatta took office in… Read More
6th June 2018
A Kenyan court denied bail on Tuesday to dozens of suspects detained in a corruption scandal involving the theft of nearly $100 million (£74.7 million) worth of public funds, and it ordered that they remain incarcerated throughout the trial. The 43 suspects, who include public servants and private business people,… Read More
4th June 2018
Kenya’s president ordered all state procurement personnel on Friday to undergo lie-detector tests as part of measures to tackle graft after dozens of officials and business people were detained for alleged theft of public funds. On Monday, 54 people – including the public service ministry’s principal secretary – were named… Read More
8th March 2018
AP – Liu Tai-ting was hoping to make money to support his child when he moved to Kenya from Taiwan and joined in what Chinese authorities say was a telephone fraud scheme, posing as a government official to demand bogus payments and gain control of his victims’ bank accounts. Read More