Kenya. According to
CountryAAH, Kenya has long been designated as one of the world's
most corrupt countries, and much of the news flow in 2006
was about economic scandals, which include resulted in the
World Bank stopping the payment of loans amounting to SEK
Six former high-ranking officials were indicted in March
for involvement in the "Goldenberg affair", one of the
largest corruption scandals of the 1990s, which is estimated
to have cost the state approximately SEK 4.5 billion. by
subsidizing bluff exports of gold. Three ministers resigned
following other corruption allegations and a parliamentary
inquiry recommended that corruption charges be brought
against Vice President Moody Awori. The head of the central
bank was prosecuted for abuse of position and at the
authority responsible for the country's nature reserve
cheats were discovered with, among other things. entry fees
for almost SEK 20 million. per year. The German-based think
tank Transparency International, which is investigating
corruption in the countries of the world, dismissed its head
in Kenya after suspicions of financial irregularities.
When the government presented in July a new national
anti-corruption plan, including a new fight song, it was met
with limited enthusiasm.
Despite widespread corruption, the United Nations
Development Program considered that general crime
constitutes a greater obstacle than corruption in attracting
foreign investment to Kenya. Investments in neighboring
countries Tanzania and Uganda are several times greater than
The weak cohesion of the broad government coalition, the
National Rainbow Alliance (NARC), in June led to a series of
ministers and parliamentarians from the circle of President
Mwai Kibaki forming a new party called NARC-Kenya. The
purpose seemed to be to be able to become independent of the
smaller coalition parties prior to the 2007 elections.
NARC-Kenya showed significant strength by winning three of
five filling choices in August.
A new law against sexual offenses adopted by Parliament
in June has been criticized by women's rights groups for not
banning rape in marriage or female circumcision.
Six former members of the so-called Mau-Mau movement,
which led the liberation struggle against British colonial
power, demanded damages from the British state for cruel and
abusive treatment in prison camps in the 1950s. Through the
Kenyan judiciary, a couple of thousand Mau-Mau activists are
fighting for damages.