Kenya improves in global corruption rankings
SEE ALSO :NGO worker murdered in night attackDespite the improvement by a single point from 2018, Kenya is still below the global average score of 43 and the Sub-Saharan’s 32. In the east African region, Rwanda is the least corrupt (53 points), followed by Tanzania with 37, Kenya and Uganda tied at 28, Burundi had 19 and South Sudan was last at 12 points. Globally, New Zealand and Denmark had the highest score at 87, while Syria, South Sudan and Somalia had the lowest scores from 13 to 9. According to TI, Kenya’s score was as a result of its failure to regulate funds used in campaigns despite enacting the Election Campaign Financing Act in 2013. Parliament has deferred the implementation of the legislation to 2022. show real outcomes and instil public confidence in its war against corruption. “Convictions and recovery of assets are key indicators of success in efforts to tackle corruption; following the spate of high profile arrests and arraignments in court, anti-corruption agencies should bolster investigations and prosecutions that will lead to convictions and the recovery of stolen public resources,” it said. TI adds that the recent directive by President Uhuru on conflict of interest among public officials has the potential to escalate the success in the fight against graft if followed through. The agency has recommended a raft of ideas to tame corruption including, urging Parliament to prioritise the enactment of the Whistleblower Protection and the False Claims Bills that will protect those who report corruption cases.
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