Police, Lands, Judiciary most corrupt public institutions: TI
Police, Lands and Judiciary are the most corruption-prone public institutions, according to an annual report by the East African Bribery Index (EABI) 2017.
The report revealed that 68 percent of Kenyans would pay a bribe to access police services, whether willingly or coerced.
Lands ministry and Judiciary tied at 48 percent as the second and third most corruption-prone institutions.
Of the Kenyans who were forced to bribe or did so willingly, 94 percent of them said that they did not bother to report the incidence.
However, the bribery survey showed the most incorruptible public institutions in the country as the tax services (12.9 percent), Huduma Centre (10.7 percent) and educational institutions as well as utilities.
The report blamed the rising cases of corruption on the anti-corruption performance of bodies that are supposed to fight corruption including the Office of the President, Auditor General and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
“The survey recorded the highest probability of paying a bribe at the Police in Kenya at 41.6 percent followed by a 23.6 percent chance at Civil Registration and 19.6 percent chance at Lands services. On average size of bribe, the highest size of bribe was recorded at the Judiciary at Ksh14,083 followed by Ksh12,360 paid at tax services and Ksh8,956 Kenya Shillings paid for land services,” read the report.
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