Kenya: Kenya’s top anti-corruption official resigns

Author(s): Tom Odula | Date: August 31, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://wtop.com/ | URL: http://goo.gl/kciMzU | Type: Text

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s top anti-corruption official said Wednesday he has resigned after his family business was mentioned as a company that did business with a ministry implicated in corruption.
Since its inception in 1997, all five heads of the country’s corruption watchdog have resigned or been forced out of office in what analysts say is a result of deeply entrenched corruption in the country.
Philip Kinisu said in a statement that it had become impractical to serve as Chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission because of negative deliberations in public about the dealings of his family’s company and the Ministry of Devolution and National Planning.

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