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Guide to the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission Posters, 2005-2009

Abstract

Commission stablished in 2003 by the passage of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.

Collection consists of seventeen color posters featuring cartoon-style scenes of Kenyan life, promoting ethical behavior and discouraging corruption, bribes, sexual harrassment, and misuse of public spaces. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission.
Title
Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission Posters 2005-2009
Language of Material
English, Swahili
Extent
2 Linear Feet, 17 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection consists of seventeen posters created by the KACC to fight governmental corruption. Each poster is headlined by an anti-corruption slogan and each presents a cartoon depiction of the harmful effects of governmental corruption. While the headlining slogans are all in English, the cartoons contain English and Swahili. At the bottom of each poster is the seal of the KACC and English text that reads, "Report All Forms of Corruption to the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission." The posters are undated, but they were issued at some point between the establishment of the KACC in 2003 and Duke's acquisition of the collection in 2009. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Posters

(1 box)
"Give to Govt. What Belongs to Govt."
(2 versions)
Box 1
"Resist Corruption"
Box 1
"Corruption Kills Development"
Box 1
"Corruption Kills"
Box 1
"Offering a Bribe is an Offence"
Box 1
"Sexual Harrassment is Unlawful"
Box 1
"Corruption is Evil"
Box 1
"Funds Meant for Local Communities"
Box 1
"Effects of Corruption"
(2 versions)
Box 1
"Public Land Belongs to All of Us"
Box 1
"Soliciting or Receiving a Bribe is an Offense"
Box 1
"Corruption Denies the Public Quality Service"
Box 1
"Misuse of Public Property is an Offence"
Box 1
"Corruption Si Poa"
Box 1
"A Public Officer Must Observe Official Working Hours"
Box 1

Historical Note

The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission was established in 2003 by the passage of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act. According to the organization's website, the establishment of the KACC has been an important milestone in the fight against corruption in Kenya. The first Director and three Assistant Directors formally took office on the 10th September, 2004. Management immediately embarked on a spirited campaign to recruit qualified professionals as members of staff. Upon reporting to work in February 2005, the next emphasis was to lay out strategies and structures that would be effective in the fight against corruption.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kenya Anti-corruption Commission Posters, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Kenya Anti-corruption Commission Posters were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Colby Bogie, May 2011

Encoded by Colby Bogie and Meghan Lyon, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2011-0106

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.