Kenya still dwindling in global corruption ranking

Kenya is a country that has continuously dwindled as far as corruption cases are involved. The world ranking that was released yesterday indicates a slight move in Kenya as far as corruption index is concerned.

The Jubilee Government has over the years faced the critics with issues to do with corruption. It is an administration that has been accused for the years for corrupt cases involving billions and trillions of shillings.

Unfortunately, even the people arrested with corrupt cases none has been prosecuted so far.


The Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which was released by Transparency International on Thursday, shows that Kenya has only moved one step, from a score of 27 points out of 100 in 2018 to 28 in 2019. A score of zero means highly corrupt and 100 is “very clean”.

According to the report, this score is below the global average of 43 and Sub-Saharan average of 32.

“Since 2012, Kenya has scored between 25 and 28, out of 100, having recorded a score of 27 in 2018, depicting slow progress in the fight against corruption. In the rankings, the country is listed at position 137 out of 180 countries and territories assessed,” it states.

Effects of Corruption in Kenya

Majority of resources that were meant for public have gone to individuals pockets leading to the suffering of public because the resources available are either scarce or not available at all.

The funds have also been used in political rallies where political leaders distribute to attain their love from the public at the expense of providing the services needed.

With the handshake that came to the public on March 2018, the president got a boost from Opposition Chief Whip Raila Odinga, there are some follow up on issues of corruption . Some high profile leaders that were hiding have been arraigned in court as they await to be charged.

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