Will leaked Panama Papers rock Kenya’s judiciary?
The revelations in the leaked Panama Papers about Kenya’s Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal and her involvement in four offshore companies could lead to an investigation, according to the head of Law Society of Kenya. But a possible probe into one of Kenya’s top judges depends on evidence of an offshore bank account and whether Rawal declared her interest in the offshore entities.
“Questions will be asked, no doubt,” said Isaac Okero, president, Law Society of Kenya. “The judge would have had to prepare declarations for the purposes of the Public Officers Ethics Act.
“The relevant authorities would be looking at it, to determine whether those declarations were comprehensive or whether they were deficient,” Okero told RFI in a telephone interview.
The revelations published by Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper point to involvement in four companies registered by Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).READ MORE