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Kenya's Achilles heel: corruption and the constitution
Date: 12 November 2015
Time: 09h00 - 12h00
Venue: Seminar Room, ISS Nairobi, Braeside Gardens, off Muthangari Road, Lavington, map

Two and a half years since coming to power, the Jubilee government is struggling to deliver on its election promise to protect and promote the 2010 constitution and fight corruption – both at national and local government level.

The constitution continues to face many challenges, including attempts by government to violate, ignore or postpone constitutional deadlines and requirements.

Despite some gains, corruption is thriving, threatening Kenya’s development. According to the most recent Auditor General’s report, ‘only 1.2% of Kenya's budget for 2013-14 was incurred lawfully, effectively and can be properly accounted for’. So what has the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission really achieved?

This seminar will examine progress by Kenyatta’s administration to implement the constitution and fight corruption, and will identify important policy gaps.


  • Peter Aling’o, Office Head, ISS Nairobi
  • Robertson Kabucho, Programme Officer, Hanns Seidel Foundation


  • Samuel Kimeu, Executive Director, Transparency International Kenya
  • Ochieng Khairalla, Executive Director, Citizens Coalition for Constitutional Culture – 4Cs Trust
  • Michael Otieno Oloo, Advisor, National Tax Payers Association
This event is made possible with funding from the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Kenya. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: Governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Seminar Room
ISS Nairobi
Braeside Gardens
off Muthangari Road
Samira Yusuf
Phone: +254 20 300 5726
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