Entrepreneurs in Nairobi have sued the City Council and the Attorney-General (AG) for failing to deliver services and to account for taxes collected daily. “Specifically, it has failed in the provision of the following basic services and amenities: water and sewerage, garbage collection, roads and street lighting, education facilities, health facilities and housing facilities,” the plaint said. The AG has been sued on behalf of the Minister for Local Government who is alleged to have failed to either compel the council to discharge its responsibilities of providing basic services or by performing the duties himself.
Also, the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) lists their success over the past year. These include: the conviction of former National Aids Control Council boss Margaret Gachara, the bringing to court of chief executives of eight parastatals on charges of irregular deposits of public funds in Euro Bank, fraud cases against former Kenya Seed Company managing director Nathaniel Tum and other officials, corruption cases against four policemen attached to Nairobi’s Kamukunji station and another against Goldenberg scandal chief suspect Kamlesh Pattni, accused of trying to bribe a judge. Some 3,552 complaints were received by KACC between 2003 and 2004, and it investigated 242 cases in its mandate and handed over the others to the relevant agencies for action. It took no action on 229 others and has 256 cases pending before it.