– The results of the corruption index have just been published and Kenya is doing badly
– Transparency International ranked Kenya 4th most corrupt country in East Africa and 145th in the world
A Transparency International report advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to adopt new strategies after the country was ranked among the most corrupt in Africa.
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Transparency International ranked Kenya 4th most corrupt country in East Africa and 145th out of 176 countries. The country reached a score of 26.
Reports indicate that Uhuru may need to change its approach to tackle corruption as the country goes to the polls in August 2017.
The 2016 results showed that Kenya did not fare very well compared to 2014.
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The TI report noted that despite various approaches to treating the transplant, nothing has changed much.
Uhuru was forced to fire several senior government officials, including cabinet secretaries, over allegations of corruption.
Among them was former Cabinet Secretary for Devolution Ann Waiguru, who is now vying for the seat of governor of Kirinyaga.
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Other countries classified as poor in the corruption index were South Sudan which ranked 175th with 11 points, Burundi (159 with 20 points), Uganda (151 with 25 points), Tanzania at number 116 with 32 points and Rwanda with 50 points and ranked 54th.