The State of Integrity in Kenya

Over the year 2015, significant challenges and opportunities emerged to protect and advance the constitutional promise of integrity. These opportunities were availed and experienced across the board by citizens, leaders as well as the private sector grappled with the rising cases of grand corruption across many state departments.

In March 2015, President Kenyatta inspired the nation with a #ListOfShame that included high ranking public officials adversely mentioned in corruption. In November 2015, the President issued a National Call to Action against Corruption, highlighting procurement as a key channel for effecting the theft of public monies. Alongside the President, the Chief Justice, faith-based, private and non-profit leaders, diplomats and even high level visitors such as Pope Francis and President Barack Obama spoke repeatedly about the cancer of corruption in Kenya.

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