Kenya High Court stops release of CDF cash

The Daily Nation reports that Kenya's High Court "stopped the disbursement of Sh10 billion Constituency Development Fund (CDF) money for completion of pending projects before the elections."

"Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi Friday issued an injunction blocking the CDF board from releasing the money and restrained officials from using it until a petition that had raised issues of “transparency and accountability” is heard and determined."
It was the The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA), a social accountability partner of ANSA-Africa that petitioned the High Court.
TISA wanted the release of the funds stopped and its expenditure frozen, in case it had already been released, on the grounds that the release at the end of parliament's term violated the principles of "transparency and accountability".
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