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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,22ND FEB 2018-Kenya has improved slightly in corruption perception index.The 2017 Corruption perception index report launched on Thursday February 22 by transparency international Kenya shows that Kenya ranked position 143 compared to the years 2016 when it was listed at position 145.
The report indicate that Rwanda is the most improved country at position 48 in East Africa while it is positioned at 55 globally.
Tanzania is at position 106 in east Africa while it is positioned at 36 globally.On the other hand Uganda is at position 151 in the east Africa region and 36 globally.
While releasing the report Transparency international Kenya Executive director Samuel Kimeu says the Subsaharan Africa region was doing worse in fighting corruption.
In Kenya according to the report ,the country scored 28 points out of possible 100 which is slight improvement from 26 points in 2016 and 25 points in the year 2015.Kimeu says the biggest challenge in Kenya is fighting corruption in high places.”We must ensure that we inculcate the virtue of integrity in seeking public office,if war in corruption is to be won”.he said.
The TI Kenya boss says unlike other countries that have managed to record major milestone in fighting graft,Kenya has not been serious in ensuring that those who seek public office are vetted for corruption before assuming office.
Kimeu also adds that the government must endevour to recover all proceeds of corruption from the public office bearer as one way of fighting graft in higher places.
The index, ranks countries on a scale of 0 which represents highly corrupt going towards 100 mark which represents very clean.