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Corruption is rife in public sector

10 July 2013, 12:00

Nairobi - Most Kenyans believe corruption is a very serious problem in the public sector in the country, a study conducted by a global anti-graft watchdog revealed on Tuesday.

"The Global Corruption Barometer 2013" published by Transparency International finds three in five Kenyans believe that corruption is a serious problem in the country's public sector, while 80 percent feel that ordinary people can make a difference in the fight against corruption.

TI-Kenya, a nongovernmental organization which conducted the Kenyan section of the report, interviewed 1,121 people in a national survey in October and November 2012 through face to face interviews.

"Both national and county governments will need to invest significantly in building effective accountability mechanisms that will include active citizen participation," said TI-Kenya Executive Director Samuel Kimeu.

Kimeu urged the Kenya government to end impunity for corruption perpetrators by effectively preventing, detecting, investigating, prosecuting and punishing acts of corruption.

The report came after President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to contain corruption which he said has scared away potential investors from Kenya.

Kenyatta has warned public officials that his government will not tolerate graft, saying the days of corrupt officials in service are numbered and called for joint efforts to wipe out the vice.

"Corruption will not be eradicated by the government only. It will be wiped out if we individually and collectively change our value system to shun the vice by recognizing that hard work pays," the president said.


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