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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH NOV 2019-The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has listed the top counties where a Kenyans can easily pay a bribe in order to be assisted.
According to the 2018 Corruption Survey report released on Tuesday by EACC, Tana River at the top of the list at 3.76 per cent followed by Kilifi with 2.17 per cent.
The survey indicates that the chances of paying a bribe in Lamu stands at 1.9 per cent, which puts it at third place tied with Wajir.
Kisii, Vihiga, Garissa, Laikipia and Mandera counties round up the list of counties with high potential of asking bribe from the locals.
The survey also shows that Tana River, Migori, Kilifi, Kisii, Laikipia, Wajir are counties that pay bribes to institutions and people for the exchange of favour.
Others are Mandera, Lamu, West Pokot and Garissa.
The report shows that Wajir leads in the amount of bribe asked from the locals, being Sh14,354 followed by Kitui at an average of Sh11,640 with Kericho a close third at Sh11,265.
Samburu, Nyamira, Kisumu, Embu, Homabay Baringo and Isiolo are counties with the least cases of corruption.
According to EACC, the average bribe recorded in 2018 was Sh 3,833 compared to Sh 5,000 recorded in the previous year.
2016 was the year when the average amount of corruption reported hit the highest level, being Sh5,648 as compared to the lowest average amount of Sh2,711 posted in 2007.