The Daily Nation headlines on a corruption story this morning. The paper investigated how Kenyan "athletics chiefs took millions given by Nike to help poor runners".
Here's what happened: a few years ago, the American sports company payed 500.000 dollars to employees with the goal of "helping train and support poor Kenyan athletes who dream of running their way out of poverty".
But according to The Daily Nation, the money" was immediately sucked out of the federation’s bank account". Asked for comment, Nike has denied any kind of wrongdoing, but has refused to provide any kind of information to the Kenyan authorities.
Three athletics officials are now under investigation.
What's more, apprently those officials also diverted money from another sponsor: Chinese company Li-Ning Co. "One question the Kenyan detectives are trying to answer is whether Nike intentionally made it easy for the officials to pocket the money" explains the Daily Nation.
This is shaping up to be a landmark case, as the Kenyan authorities are trying to fight corruption seen as endemic to the system.
Now to Egypt, where the government has hit back at accusations it is involved in forced disappearences.According to today's Egypt Independent, the Interior Minister Madgy Abdel Ghaffar "said on Sunday that claims of forced disappearances taking place in Egypt are false".
Ghaffar is accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of having spread the rumors through human rights organisations "to put pressure on the Egyptian government".
"The Egyptian government has been under pressure from both local and international media over allegations of large numbers of extra-judicial arrests, including many activists critical of the government" explains The Egypt Independent.
"Many of those who went missing were difficult to locate for long periods, often later appearing in courtrooms facing multiple charges, mainly related to national security and plotting against the government" it adds.
In November, about 40 people went missing.
The government blames both a failure of police to follow the rules regarding the arrest and detention of suspects, as well as people illegaly emigrating or joining jihadists in Syria without telling their families.
The East African headlines on how three groups "are seeking to end Uganda’s political impasse".
"Efforts are underway to get Uganda’s ruling NRM party and the opposition Forum for Democratic Change [...] to resolve the tension in the aftermath of the February 18 General Election" explains the paper.
Those effort are from three groups: The Elders Forum, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda and the Uganda Women's situation room.
The idea is to bring the ruling party and the opposition together so they start a dialogue.
It will prove complicated: the FDC is still rejecting the outcome of the elections, even though it issued four demands that could lead to a "peaceful solution" to the current crisis.
Those include: "An independent audit of the presidential election results" and an "immediate removal of the police, army and all other security forces from the party headquarters".
But a peace and conflict resolution specialist told the paper those demands "might achieve little". According to him, the help from the three groups could do wonder.