Police service still most corrupt – Survey


Police service still most corrupt - Survey

The police service has been ranked as the most corrupt in the country in a recent survey by pollster, Infotrack.

According to the survey, the police force tops the list of the most corrupt institutions with 88.5% prevalence rate followed by county governments (78%), county assemblies (76.6%), national government ministries (73.4%) and the Judiciary (72.1%). Corruption prevalence in Parliament stood at 68.2%.

The office of the Deputy President corruption prevalence rate stood at 51% with the Office of the President standing at 46.4%.

The research further shows that 62% of Kenyans feel that the country is heading in the wrong political direction while 55% feel Kenya is heading on the wrong direction, economically.

The research was commissioned by African Culture for Open Governance (Africog).

Of the respondents interviewed, 65% want the government to deal with the economy as first priority while 53% and 39% of the respondents want the fight against corruption and insecurity to be given top priority.

The poll conducted between May 31 to June 8, 2016, saw a sample of 1,500 respondents interviewed and had a margin error of +/- 2.5 with 95% confidence level.

 

Editor’s Note:  This story has since been updated and corrected.

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