Friday, April 22, 2011

Cosmetic Relief?

The government has moved to curb rising public anger of the cost of fuel and announced a 30% and 20% cut on excise duty levied on kerosene and diesel respectively. According to finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and his energy counterpart Kiraitu Murungi, the move is aimed at helping the public shoulder the burden of high fuel prices. But as KTN's Newton Ndebu reports the move is seen as cosmetic as it translates to just two shillings relief at the pump. view full story here

Of Fuel , Politics and Cartels...

The National oil corporation is on the spot over allegations that it bungled importation of two consignments of oil earlier in the year resulting in the current crisis. The corporations management today came out fighting but were hard pressed to fend off the notion, that the defenders of public interest have become a conduit for cartels and vested interests. view full story here

Friday, April 1, 2011

Interview with A.G Amos Wako on Kenya's ICC cases

In an interview on the 22nd of August Attorney General Amos Wako revealed that he had contracted two senior international lawyers to work on Kenya’s admissibility challenge on the two cases involving six Kenyans before the International Criminal Court . He also denied allegations that he had frustrated previous efforts at filing the challenge at the ICC.

Kenya files admisibility challenge

Kenya has formally commenced a legal challenge on the international criminal court's jurisdiction over the two cases against six kenyans at the hague. Attorney general amos wako has confirmed that two international lawyers contracted by the government filed the challenge at the hague today. The government wants the pre-trial chamber that is considering allegations against the six to rule that the cases are in admissible before the icc
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