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RONO, SHEILA: Fighting graft key to good governance

In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2021, Kenya was ranked 128 out of 180 countries.

In Summary

•The effort to end corruption is a global problem that requires global solutions.

•Every Kenyan leader who had been to office has been working to mitigate the pernicious effects of corruption in its governments with no success.

EACC offices at Integrity Centre, Nairobi.
EACC offices at Integrity Centre, Nairobi.
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Corruption in Kenya has a history which spans so many years.

In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2021, Kenya was ranked 128 out of 180 countries for corruption, tied with seven other countries.

The effort to end corruption is a global problem that requires global solutions.

Every Kenyan leader who had been to office has been working to mitigate the pernicious effects of corruption in its governments with no success.

The impacts of corruption not only affect Kenyans but also worldwide disproportionately affects the most vulnerable people in society, this is because the widespread corruption deters investment, and weakens economic growth hence lowering the employment rate and undermining the rule of law.  

The outgoing government has been rocked by a series of corruption scandals exposes in various ministries, with Kenyan taxpayers having lost billions of money in stolen public funds.

The existence of such corruption has made Kenya lag in its development journey to setting herself free from underdevelopment.

The incoming government then has a lot to do in ensuring that by the end of its term, there would be no corruption scandal reported.

Our chosen leaders must understand that we, the voters were looking for inspirations who would set us free from the low standards of living.

The question to our able leaders right now is if by recording more corruption rates in your government, would every Kenyan secure their employment, reduce poverty rates, assured plentiful food supplies, stable and strong governance, economic stabilisation, higher consumer spending, security assurance amongst other achievements?

It's high time for you to choose wisely on behalf of your bosses (Kenyans) who employed you for the huge task ahead and serve them better.

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Edited by Kiilu Damaris

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