“State Capture-Inside Kenya’s Inability to Fight Corruption” AFRICOG
This video is produced by Development Through Media under its Radio Baraza (RB) Short video series. Its content is derived from our coverage of the Report Launch on “State Capture-Inside Kenya’s Inability to Fight Corruption”, organised by the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCog) on 22 May 2019.
Specifically, the clip is derived from an eleven-part “DELIBERATIONS” programme series of DTM’s RB project where the organisation joins efforts with CSOs and other development partners, to involve audiences directly in the deliberations taking place in the development sector.
The clip contains important assertions by two key speakers at the forum:
WACHIRA MAINA: CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER AND GOVERNANCE EXPERT:
Wachira asserts that the story currently dominating the media networks and social media spaces, that County Governments of Kenya are the bedrock of corruption, is a myth being perpetrated by people with a sinister agenda.
DAVID NDII: ECONOMIST AND POLICY ANALYST:
David is in agreement, further adding that since 2013 when County Governments started operations, they have received only about Kshs200b for development. Over the same period, the National Government has spent 2Trillion Shillings on for the same purpose but at the National level. A tour of the country will show what County Governments have done with their allocations. The same will not be readily available as regards what the National government has achieved with the money it has received over the years.
About The Forum Convenor
THE AFRICA CENTRE FOR OPEN GOVERNANCE (AFRICOG)
AfriCOG is an independent, non-profit organization. It provides cutting edge research as well as monitor issues around governance and public ethics. In undertaking this responsibility, AfriCOG targets both the public and private sectors with the aim of addressing the structural causes of the crisis of governance in this country.
For more info about AfriCOG, log on here: https://africog.org/
About The Production Company
DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MEDIA (DTM)
DTM is among the first non-profit and development oriented media organisation to set up in Kenya. DTM arose in 1997 as a local idea in response to challenges that have continued to stand in the way of developing independent and all-inclusive media and broadcasting models/institutions in Kenya and East Africa.
Development Television (DevTV) and the Radio Baraza (RB) Innovation are developed and managed by DTM.
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To listen to the entire seven parts of this Podcast, follow the links below:
Part One – Setting the Stage with Gladwell Otieno, AfriCog’s Executive Director: http://www.radiobaraza.org/state-capture-report-part-one/
Part Two – Presentation of the Research Report on “State Capture” by Mr. Wachira Maina, Constitutional Lawyer and Governance Expert.
Part Three – The Key note Speech- The Struggle to Protect Kenya’s Public Resource-2011 to 2019: Successes, Challenges, Hindrances and opportunities, by Edward Ouko, Auditor General, Government of Kenya.
Part Four – The Panel Discussion on the Economic Aspect and Impact of State Capture with David Ndii, Economist and Policy Analyst.
Part Five – The Panel Discussion on State Capture and the Struggle Against Corruption, Perspectives from the Inside and Outside with John Githongo, Chief Executive Officer, Inuka Kenya and International Expert on Anti-corruption.
Part Six– The Plenary- Contributions from the Floor
Part Seven– The Plenary- Responses from the Panel, Launch of the Report and Event Closing.