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Kenyan corruption chief hangs up hat

Kenya's best-paid civil servant, earning $34,000 a month, which is more than the president gets, has resigned weeks after he was unilaterally reappointed corruption chief for a second five-year term by President Mwai Kibaki. Kibaki was supposed to consult parliament in taking this action, as Kenya is now run by a government of national unity after post-election violence in early 2008 killed more than 1,000 people. So, he should not have been surprised when MPs refused to accept the appointment, saying his man was incompetent and that he had acted illegally. Seems the outgoing corruption czar has done Kibaki a favour, as Aaron Ringera said he was stepping down both in the best interests of the country, and the anti-corruption commission.

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