GATHARA: Media failing Kenyans on Pandora Papers

On air, journalists and politicians are talking up the advantages of investing in foreign countries

In Summary

• It is surprising that Kenyan media has opted to frame the release of the papers as an issue of legality rather than ethics.

• The repeated refrain is that there is no evidence the Kenyattas broke any laws with short shrift given to questions about the advisability of allowing public officials to stash money abroad and hide their ownership of it.

The publication of the Pandora Papers, a massive investigation to how world leaders and public officials use offshore tax havens to hide assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars has caused a bit ...

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