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Kenya's Long Anti-Corruption Agenda--1952-2010: Prospects and Challenges of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission under the 2010 Constitution


  • Gathii James Thuo

    (Albany Law School)


This article examines Kenya's anti-corruption agenda over the past six decades, ending with Kenya's new Constitution of 2010. It concludes that the prospects of an effective anti-corruption regime cannot be predicted, in spite of recent obvious institutional improvements. Almost every turn made to combat corruption in Kenya has suffered setbacks because the judiciary was unsympathetic to the broader anti-corruption agenda or because Parliament or the executive branch found ways to cover up corrupt behavior. Further, many of the old corrupt guard remains in the government. These challenges remain even under the new constitution.

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  • Gathii James Thuo, 2011. "Kenya's Long Anti-Corruption Agenda--1952-2010: Prospects and Challenges of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission under the 2010 Constitution," The Law and Development Review, De Gruyter, vol. 4(3), pages 184-237, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:lawdev:v:4:y:2011:i:3:n:7

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