In Summary
  • The survey report that the commission launched on Tuesday said Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i's ministry has a corruption perception index of 47.5 percent.
  • It was followed by Health (17.9 per cent) and Agriculture at 13.8 percent.
  • EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukala challenged parliamentarians to tighten the laws and take other measures to heighten the war against corruption.

The Interior ministry has retained its position as the most corrupt government entity in a survey done by the anti-corruption watchdog in 2018.

The findings of the survey by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) also show that Wajir is the county where demands for bribery remains the highest for the third year running.

The report launched Tuesday shows the Interior ministry, headed by super minister Fred Matiang’i, has a corruption perception index of 47.5 percent followed by the Health (17.9 percent) and Agriculture at 13.8 percent.

MOST CORRUPT AGENCIES

However, despite being the reigning champion in graft perception, incidences of corruption significantly reduced in the last one year.

In the 2017 survey, incidences in the Interior ministry stood at 64.7 percent and in the latest ranking, this figure dropped by 17.2 percent.

The Health ministry, headed by Sicily Kariuki, assumed a similar trend from the 27.8 percent it recorded in 2017 to 17.9 percent.

However, the Agriculture docket, in the hands of Mwangi Kiunjuri, slid further into corruption taking the third place in the survey conducted in December last year.

The Lands ministry also registered a significant drop in incidence of corruption, from 23.9 percent in 2017 to 11 percent in 2018.

The ministries of Transport and Infrastructure at (10.4 percent), Education (6.8 percent), Devolution (6.1 percent), Defence (4.5 percent), the National Treasury (4.2 percent) and the Energy (3.8 percent) tie up the top 10 most corrupt government agencies.

At the bottom of the list are ministries of Environment, Petroleum and Mining; Tourism and Wildlife, all at 0.3 percent, while ICT, and Industrialisation are at 0.1 percent.

GRAFT TRIALS

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