As more and more calls have been made to the Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA) to investigate minister Ndwiga it is important to note what is at stake here.
Taking a loan from a parastatal within his ministry, manoeuvring to provide insurance services to another parastatal also within his ministry, and receiving a waiver meant to attract strategic investors from another minister are clearly unethical actions, but not corruption.
During the World Anti-Corruption Day activities last December, KACA Chairman, Justice Ringera was asked why he had not investigated MP’s for attending retreats at the Coast paid for by lobbyists who were pushing for controversial parliamentary bills. Justice Ringera said that those activities while being clearly un-ethical, did not constitute corruption as defined by the laws of Kenya. I predict a similar outcome here
Ndwiga loves loves free stuff, has shown poor judgment, and laziness (unable to pull a deal outside of his ministry – as other ministers are doing) but is not corrupt according to our laws.