Kenya ranked fourth most corrupt country in the world


Kenya is the fourth most corrupt country in the world according to a survey released by anti-graft body, Transparency International.

The report showed that seven out of 10 people paid bribes to a public officer in a public institution last year.

The survey, which was carried out in 95 countries worldwide indicated that Sierra Leone is the most corrupt country in the world with corruption levels standing at 84 per cent.

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Liberia comes second at 75 per cent, followed by Yemen at 74 and Kenya completes the list of the top four most corrupt nations at 70 per cent.

The poll showed that corruption levels posted by the top four most corrupt nation, make 27 per cent of the world’s corruption level on average.

It showed that African nations have the highest number of people admitting to having paid a bribe in 2013.

It further indicates that seven out of nine of the countries with the highest reported bribery rate are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ethiopia is the least corrupt nation in Africa at six per cent followed by Rwanda at 13 per cent.

In East Africa, Uganda is the second most corrupt with 61 per cent of the people having said they bribed public officials to access services in 2013. Tanzania is at 56 per cent and Sudan stands at 17 per cent.

South Africa is at 47, Nigeria 61, Libya 62, Senegal 57, Mozambique 62, Morroco 49, Zimbabwe 62 Ghana 54 and Madagascar 28 per cent.

In the world, the countries with the lowest reported bribery rate are Denmark, Finland, Japan and Australia, they all have a bribery rate of one per cent.

Only 16 out of the 95 countries posted corruption levels of less than five per cent.

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer gathered data from 95 countries on bribery. 1000 people were sampled in each country .The margin of error for each country was three per cent.


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