Kenya 4th most corrupt country in E Africa, Transparency International

 

The government under president Uhuru's leadership has again performed dismally in the latest global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) carried out by Transparency International (TI).

On a scale of zero to 100 (with zero perceived to be highly corrupt, and 100 very clean)

Kenya scored a paltry 26 marks, securing Kenya at position 145 out of 176 countries and territories included in the 2016 edition of the CPI.

Despite Uhuru and Ruto making huge promises to end corruption since coming to office in 2013, little has been done to keep them.

Since 2013 corruption has remain at an all-time high under Uhuru’s watch. In 2013 kenya was ranked at position 136 out of 177 countries and territories surveyed, with a score of 27 out of 100.

In 2014, little changed with Kenya dropping just two scores below, and clinching position 145 out of 174 countries and territories ranked in the 20 edition of the CPI.

Kenya tied at position 145 with countries like Gambia and Bangladesh indicating just how 'similar' Uhuruto may be to Yahya Jammeh the deposed dictator of Gambia.

Uhuruto unperturbed attitude towards corruption in 2015 ensured Kenya remained in the same position at 139 out of 168 countries.

His ‘unataka nido? (What do you want me to do) attitude he displayed the whole of last year has effectively sealed our fate as one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

“This indicates that despite the rhetoric of anti-corruption, the fundamental in the fight against corruption have not yielded significant dividend” the report reads.

In Africa, Botswana was ranked as the best country fighting corruption and placed at position 35 out of 176 countries with a score of 60 points.

In Eastern Africa, Rwanda lead the pack at position 54th with 50 points, Ethiopia scored 34 points (108), Tanzania at number 116th with 32 points, Uganda 151st with 25 points and Burundi was ranked 159th with 20 points.

Globally, Denmark and New Zealand were found to be the least corrupt countries with scores of 90 while Somalia, South Sudan, North Korea and Syria were the most corrupt.

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