In Summary
  • Kenya has stepped up its war on corruption but the public and other observers are keener on convictions, especially of big fish.
  • In addition, there have been complaints that the courts are slapping suspects on the wrist with minimal bails, issuing anticipatory arrests orders and giving injunctions arbitrarily.

Chief Justice David Maraga on Friday met top judges from across Kenya following days of sustained pressure and accusations of being stumbling blocks in the war on corruption.

The CJ met parties including the Court of Appeal president, principal and presiding judges at the Milimani Ceremonial Hall in Nairobi.

Kenya has stepped up its war on corruption but the public and other observers are keener on convictions, especially of big fish.

In addition, there have been complaints that the courts are slapping suspects on the wrist with minimal bails, issuing anticipatory arrests orders and giving injunctions arbitrarily.

SUMMIT

As part of efforts to tame the vice, President Uhuru Kenyatta led the two-day National Anti-Corruption Conference at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi last week.

Key figures at the meeting included CJ Maraga, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji, Attorney-General Paul Kihara, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and representatives from the public and private sectors.

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