In Summary
  • Transparency International Kenya executive director Samuel Kimeu said Kenya’s score in the index remains unchanged from the 2012
  • Botswana remained the least corrupt country in Africa at position 30 with a score of 64

Corruption in Kenya remains high despite efforts to fight the vice, a report released on Tuesday shows.

The latest Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2013 launched by the global agency ranked Kenya at position 136 out of 177 countries and territories surveyed, with a score of 27 on a scale of 0 to 100.

Zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. Burundi is the most corrupt of all EAC members followed by Uganda and then Kenya, according to the survey.

Transparency International Kenya executive director Samuel Kimeu said Kenya’s score in the index remains unchanged from the 2012 ranking.

“Kenya’s score has remained disappointingly low and stagnant over a long period of time. A new impetus and approach to this issue is required,” Mr Kimeu said.

He said that public institutions need to be more open about their work and officials must be more transparent in their decision making.

TI also lamented that corruption remains difficult to investigate and prosecute.

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