What leaked Paradise Papers mean for Kenya

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A former head of the public service, Dr Sally Kosgei, has been mentioned in a new wave of offshore leaked documents, The Paradise Papers.

The papers indicate that Dr Kosgei, the Taita-Taveta University chancellor, used a Mauritius-based company to buy apartment buildings worth more than Sh100 million in central London.

Last year, another set of documents, popularly known as “the Panama Papers”, implicated another 191 wealthy Kenyans in stashing away money on the island of Panama.

Those named included former Imperial Bank chairman Alnashir Popat, a former managing director of the National Oil Corporation Kenya, Mr Mwendia Nyaga, and former Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal.

Justice Rawal is believed to have transacted more than Sh250 million worth of property across Europe in 2012.

In April last year, some leading newspapers published information linked to documents leaked

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