Expert comment: So far so good in graft war but let's see convictions - 7 months ago, 17 July 06:27

By: Prof Peter Wanyan ...

It's good that we are talking openly about corruption and we appear to be taking some action.

That includes the agreement between Kenya and Switzerland in which the Swiss promised to return assets and wealth taken out of this country.

It's also positive that public servants have been arraigned, including those linked to missing NYS funds. There are also court cases against Kenya Power officials. This should be encouraged.

But as we fight against corruption, it is important that the rule of law is respected. Taking people to court is part of ensuring due process.

If the process is arbitrary, we will be opening a Pandora's Box in which the accused might find legal ways of stopping this process.

Generally, the fight against corruption is positive and bears fruits to the extent that these actions are being taken. We hope there is sufficient and airtight evidence to convict them.

In the past, people have ...
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