John Githongo

John Githongo

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Githongo is a former Kenyan journalist who investigated bribery and fraud in his home country and later, under the presidency of Mwai Kibaki, took on an official governmental position to fight corruption. In 2005 he left that position, later accusing top ministers of large-scale fraud. The story of his fight against corruption is told in Michela Wrong's book It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower. His father Joe Githongo owned an accounting firm, President Jomo Kenyatta being one of its clients. John Githongo went to the prestigious St. Mary's School in Nairobi. He studied law at the University of Nairobi and graduated in the mid 90's. He studied Economics and Philosophy at the University of Wales before returning to his native Kenya. He briefly worked as a management consultant and researcher before moving into journalism. In this role he wrote extensively for the Nairobi-based EastAfrican attacking corruption throughout Kenyan society under the Moi regime.
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135831313
  • 9786135831313