In Summary

  • At the moment when Kenya is restructuring government through the devolution process, attracting investment, expanding trade, creating jobs, and fighting terrorism, corruption is holding the country back. It is an unwelcome companion, and has no place in Kenya’s bright future

This op-ed has been signed by the following Chiefs of Mission in Kenya:

Australia High Commissioner Geoffrey Tooth

Belgium Ambassador Bart Ouvry

Canada High Commissioner David Angell

Denmark Ambassador Geert Aagaard Andersen

European Union Ambassador Lodewijk Briet

Finland Ambassador Sofie From-Emmesberger

Germany - Ambassador Andreas Peschkei

International Monetary Fund Resident Representative Ragnar Gudmundsson

Japan - Ambassador Tatsushi Terada

Netherlands - Ambassador Joost Reintjes

Norway Charge d’Affaires Hilde Solbakken

Slovakia Ambassador Dr. Michal Mlynar

Spain Ambassador Javier Herrera

Sweden Ambassador Johan Borgstam

Switzerland Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud

United Kingdom High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner

United States Ambassador Robert F. Godec

Corruption is undermining Kenya’s future. It threatens Kenya’s economic growth, security, and the provision of government services. It jeopardises Kenya’s Vision 2030 goals.

At the moment when Kenya is restructuring government through the devolution process, attracting investment, expanding trade, creating jobs, and fighting terrorism, corruption is holding the country back. It is an unwelcome companion, and has no place in Kenya’s bright future.

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