Kenya has registered a drop in the latest global Corruption Perceptions Index CPI released Tuesday by Transparency International.
Kenya obtained a score of 27 out of 100, a decline from 28 points scored in 2017.
The one point improvement comes in the wake of intensified war on graft by President Kenyatta’s administration.
Rwanda is ranked highest in the East African region garnering 56 points followed by Tanzania with 36 while Uganda recorded a score of 27 with Burundi having 17 points.
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The top ranking countries are Denmark and New Zealand with scores of 88 and 87, respectively.
The bottom countries are Somalia with 10, Syria with a score of 13 same with South Sudan.
The report further shows a disturbing link between corruption and the health of democracies, where countries with higher rates of corruption also have weaker democratic institutions and political rights.
TI-Kenya says there is a need for Kenya to enhance social accountability, by digitizing the declaration forms and making them public which will enable citizens to report any incongruity between earning and expenditure.
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