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Media/Why new corruption Bill cannot stop the looting of public coffers

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The Nation (Sunday): Why new corruption Bill cannot stop the looting of public coffers

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http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=1&newsid=106162
Date
September 9, 2007
By
David Okwembab


Parliament on Thursday threw out a recommendation by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Administration of Justice seeking to bar the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (Kacc) from investigating corruption offences committed before May 2003.

This was a victory for Government agencies fighting corruption which had been at logger heads with the House committee chaired by Kabete MP Mr Paul Muite over its opposition to amendments to the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2003 proposed by Kacc.

More than a dozen recommendations by the committee remain on the table as part of the debate on the contentious Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill.

The amendments were made by Kacc in consultation with the Attorney General Mr Amos Wako to strengthen the fight against corruption.

Religious leaders representing various faiths have accused the Muite committee of trying whittle away at the few powers Kacc has in its attempt to block the war against corruption.

They threw their support behind the publication of the wealth declarations by public servants.

Mr Mwalimu Mati, a former executive director of Transparency International, said adoption of the time limit on investigations into corruption cases would have effectively hamstrung the anti-corruption agency.

But Mr Muite says that the committee’s recommendations fall within the framework of fighting corruption in the country.

Through the Justice ministry, Kacc has identified what it terms weaknesses in the anti-corruption legislation, including the lack of transparency in wealth declarations. Another is the lack of a mechanism of investigating breaches of codes of conduct and ethics by public officers.

The recovery of looted public property is not possible because of The Limitation of Actions Act (Cap. 22).

The time limits for actions based on breach of contract, breach of trust and unjust enrichment is six years, while for actions based on tort such as theft or fraud it is three years.

This means that most of the misappropriated public funds could not be recovered unless the Act were amended to remove these limits.

The Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2003 does not criminalise aiding, abetting, counselling, conspiring, inciting or attempting corruption or economic crime, meaning accomplices are beyond the reach of the law.

Again, stays of proceedings are stalling prosecution in court of cases of grand corruption and there is no provision to protect Kacc from paralysis of its operations through attachment of vehicles, bank accounts and other property if, in its endeavour to recover looted public property, it loses a court case.

There is no provision to ensure continuity of the commission between the period when the terms of office of the director, assistant director or a member of the advisory board expire and the appointment or their reappointment or their replacements.

Sentences for corruption offences and economic crimes under The Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2003 are much stiffer than the sentences for corruption and economic crimes under other statutes.

To address this disconnect, there is a need to harmonise the penalties as the offences are of the same nature.

There is also uncertainty over what offences under the Penal Code could be investigated by Kacc and the status of the commission’s premises with regard to summoning of witnesses, arrest and detention of suspects and signing of charge sheets.

Another issue raised is the civil recovery of public property – essentially an action in the public interest – and costs for or against the commission in respect to suits to recover public property alleged to have been embezzled.

There is a distinction between actions brought against the commission in its corporate capacity as, for example, if a commission vehicle causes an accident or other damage, and actions brought by the commission in the public interest to recover stolen or misappropriated assets and money.

While costs and/or damages may be awarded in the former case, they should not be awarded in the latter case when the commission is pursuing cases in the public interest.

Based on these weaknesses, Kacc proposed several amendments contained in the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill that concern The Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2003 and The Public Officers Ethics Act 2003.

These include the removal of time limits for recovery of looted public property.

This would open the way for recovery of funds looted in the past, including in the grand Goldenberg and Anglo Leasing scams.

Kacc also wanted the introduction of the offences of aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring, attempting, conspiring and inciting the commission of corruption offences and economic crimes.

The commission further sought clarification of the offences in the Penal Code that can be investigated by the commission and prevention of the attachment of property of the commission and the award of costs either for or against it, among other issues.

While the anti-graft body believes the amendments it proposed are reasonable, it was concerned by the recommendations of the Muite committee.

In its report, the parliamentary committee rejected the proposals to remove the time limits imposed by The Limitation of Actions Act for recovery of public property looted before May 2, 2003.

This, incidentally, is the date on which The Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Bill was enacted into law.

The committee also rejected the amendment to make wealth declarations of public officers accessible by the public.

Last year, the Cabinet passed a resolution calling for this particular clause to be amended.

Other proposals rejected by the committee include the clarification on the offences which can be investigated by the commission and the police powers of the commission.

Others are the quest to empower Kacc to investigate unethical conduct of public officers under The Public Officer Ethics Act 2003 and to remove the award of costs in cases instituted in the public interest for recovery of looted public property.

Mr Alan Ngugi, the chairman of Kacc’s advisory board, maintains that the rejection of the amendments by the committee weakens anti-corruption legislation and the war on corruption.

He said had the committee had its way and barred investigations into any case of corruption that took place before May 2, 2003, it would have given blanket immunity to all corruption and economic crimes perpetrated before that date.

This would mean that any investigation into cases of corruption carried out before the Kibaki administration came to power in December 2002 would automatically be halted, including the Goldenberg and Anglo Leasing that are on Kacc’s crosshairs.

Also targeted by the committee for removal, Mr Ngugi said, are the investigative powers of the commission which enable the organisation to obtain evidence in complex corruption offences and economic crimes.

The advisory board of Kacc says it is appalled by this move by the committee which, it feels, that would reverse all the gains made in the war on corruption since the Narc government came into office.

“Worse, the parliamentary committee’s proposals will roll back even the small gains that existed before enactment of the two anti-corruption acts,” Mr Ngugi said.

But Mr Muite accused the advisory board of being myopic and not looking at the bigger picture.

He said the recommendations made by his committee involved elaborate consultations between the Members of Parliament and the public.

“If Kenya had a proper working system, there would have been no need for the donor community to force the Government to set up Kacc,’’ he said.

He accused the AG, the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Kacc of making the amendments to settle political scores with their enemies in and out of Government.

The Kabete MP challenged Mr Ngugi to explain why Kacc has not taken any action against retired President Moi, his son Gideon, and his aide Joshua Kulei for their alleged involvement in the Goldenberg scandal.

“Let them not pretend they are investigating corruption,” Mr Muite said, adding that Kacc had failed even to use the current law to fight corruption.

He said the commission knows which members of the former and current governments are shareholders of Mobitelea, a shadowy company that is believed to control between five and 10 per cent of the shares of mobile service provider Safaricom.

He further claimed that for the past three years the anti-corruption agency had been in possession of the corruption report by Kroll and Associates that was commissioned by the Kibaki government and published in The Guardian newspaper of London last week after it was posted on the Internet site Wikileaks.

The MP also cited the Anglo Leasing scam and wondered why the commission had not prosecuted its suspected masterminds.

“Which big fish have they prosecuted?” he asked, noting that Kacc was using his committee as a scapegoat to hide its failure. He vowed not to allow his committee to be “misused” by anybody as long as he remains chairman.

Mr Muite represented former Cabinet minister Dr Chris Murungaru in a case in which Kacc had demanded that he declares his wealth following his sacking.

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