Kenya Police ranked most corrupt, KeNHA ranks among the lowest — New graft survey reveals

KeNHA Director addressing a workshop for KeNHA

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has concluded that the Kenya Police Service is the most corrupt institution in the country. Following at a distance, is Kenya Power and Lighting Company, followed by the National Hospital Insurance Fund.

“On Government Departments and Agencies, one is most likely to encounter corrupt and unethical practices with the Kenya Police (39.6%), Kenya Power and Lighting Company (12.9%), National Hospital Insurance Fund (11.1%), National Youth Service (9.5%), Courts (8.6%)” the survey indicated.

The office of the Registrar of Persons (19.9%) followed by public hospitals at 19.7 per cent were listed as the most prevalent offices to corruption. Regular police and police stations came third at 17.2 per cent, Chiefs Office at 16percent and Ministry of Lands at 6.3 per cent.

In yearly report that takes stock of the fight against corruption, the average bribe paid dropped to Ksh3,833.14 as compared to Ksh 5,058.75 in 2017,the lowest since 2012.

The least corrupt departments include Huduma Centers, Kenya Tea Development Authority, National Water Conservation and Kenya National Highway Authority.

Interior ministry was ranked the most prone to corruption followed by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, and Ministry of Lands.

However, the average bribe paid dropped further from Ksh 5,058.75 in the 2017 Survey to stand at Ksh3,833.14 in 2018 this being the lowest recorded since 2012.

The survey was conducted in 47 counties with 5942 household respondents from 16th November to 19th December 2018.