Ignoring corruption is an act of corruption

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Legalbrief in South Africa has a report on reaction to the leaking of the Kroll report into corruption by the Moi government in Kenya, covered by the Guardian in the UK last week and discussed here. It notes:

Kenya's government on Friday rejected a report that claimed the country's former President Daniel Arap Moi stole a billion dollars during his regime and stashed the money in foreign accounts.

It adds:

According to a New Statesman report, this amount could put Moi on a par with Africa's kleptomaniac rulers, notably Zaire's Mobutu Sese Seko and Nigeria's Sani Abacha. But Nairobi rejected the allegations, saying the claims were tailored to sully President Mwai Kibaki, who is seeking a second and final term in the year-end polls.

But let's be clear, Kibaki now wants Moi's support to get re-elected. So he would say that, wouldn't he?

It looks like Kenya's cycle of corruption continues. No doubt bankers and offshore company agents are rubbing their hands with glee. Because they're the beneficiaries. The ordinary people of Kenya suffer because they don't have the courage to say no to this business, let alone report it as corrupt as the law requires of them.