Tukomeshe Ufisadi

Corruption

Tukomeshe Ufisadi

Corruption in Kenya is endemic. Institutions, which were designed for the regulation of the relationships between citizens and the State, are being used instead for the personal enrichment of public officials (politicians and bureaucrats) and other corrupt private agents (individuals, groups, and businesses). 

This, despite the existence of anti-graft institutions, committees, working groups, task forces, units; drafted all the frameworks and policy papers; taken all the advice possible from multilaterals, bilaterals, NGOs, the private sector and others including churches; enacted all the laws and their subsidiaries; held all the conferences, summits, workshops and get-togethers possible, Kenya is still classified as one of the most corrupt States in the world.

Indeed, corruption persists in Kenya primarily because there are people in power who benefit from it and the existing governance institutions lack both the will and capacity to stop them from doing so.

Kongamano La Mageuzi is committed by strengthening these institutions to tackle corruption; advocate moral and legal sanction against the corrupt and will create a political and national culture where corrupt individuals are frowned upon and not celebrated as heroes.

This, despite the existence of anti-graft institutions, committees, working groups, task forces, units; drafted all the frameworks and policy papers; taken all the advice possible from multilaterals, bilaterals, NGOs, the private sector and others including churches; enacted all the laws and their subsidiaries; held all the conferences, summits, workshops and get-togethers possible, Kenya is still classified as one of the most corrupt States in the world.

Indeed, corruption persists in Kenya primarily because there are people in power who benefit from it and the existing governance institutions lack both the will and capacity to stop them from doing so.

Kongamano La Mageuzi is committed by strengthening these institutions to tackle corruption; advocate moral and legal sanction against the corrupt and will create a political and national culture where corrupt individuals are frowned upon and not celebrated as heroes.