NAIROBI– Kenya’s National Police Service continues to to be ranked as the most corrupt institution in the country, according to a survey conducted by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
The integrity survey report also indicates that corruption has sneaked into the Huduma centres — one-stop cenrtes where kenyan can access and various government service — whose officers are seeking bribes to process applications for birth certificates and identification cards.
The Kenya Police Service was ranked the most corrupt institution at 23.8 per cent followed by National Police Service Commission at 13.7 per cent. Public hospitals came third at 9.8 per cent, followed by the Kenya Revenue Authority at 8.2 per cent, National Land Commission 7.3 per cent, National Transport and Safety Authority 4.9 per cent and Immigration Department at 4.3 per cent.
Speaking during the launch of the National Ethics and Corruption Survey here Monday, EACC Chairperson Eliud Wabukhala said the survey showed that corruption is major problem facing county governments, followed by poverty and unemployment.
The survey indicates that corruption is threatening the devolution of government to the counties with counties in northern Kenya ranking among the most corrupt.
The EACC has called for public and State officers subjected to annual lifestyle audits to check on their net worth.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK