LEAKED DATA EXPOSES LOOPHOLES IN KENYA’S PROCUREMENT PROCESS, ENABLING GRAFT

On 11 August, OCCRP reported that Kenyans are used to seeing procurement scandals in the news, stories about billions in public funds paid to ghost companies for goods and services that never materialize. But they rarely learn who is behind the schemes, or why they’re so common.  Now, however, Africa Uncensored acquired a leak of 25,727 public procurement records that spanned nearly 4 years and 8 government agencies.  It has identified companies linked to public officials, while seeking to understand the systemic loopholes that enable endemic fraud and embezzlement in Kenya.  It says that procurement contracts are now “commonly referred to in Kenya as ‘budgeted corruption’. 

https://www.occrp.org/en/37-ccblog/ccblog/14986-the-cost-of-kenya-s-budgeted-corruption

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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