07 Dec


“Everyone has a role to play, not only Governments, but also parliamentarians, businesses, civil society, the media and the average citizen. Corruption hurts us all, therefore fighting it is a shared responsibility”

Attitudes on corruption are changing. As recently as ten years ago, corruption was only whispered about. Today there are signs of growing intolerance toward corruption and more and more politicians and chief executives are being tried and convicted.

It goes without saying that corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes. Economic development is stunted because foreign direct investment is discouraged and small businesses within the country often find it impossible to overcome the “start-up costs” required because of corruption.

Kenya being among the most corrupt countries in Africa, let us not feel sorry but be part of the team that is trying to fight this vice. What is your story? Fighting corruption is a global concern because corruption is found in both rich and poor countries, and evidence shows that it hurts poor people disproportionately. No country, region or community is immune.

This is your blog; it gives you an opportunity to “SAY IT ALOUD” Make a difference today by telling your story here or what you feel about corruption in our lovely Kenya.

1 Comment

Posted by on December 7, 2009 in Uncategorized



  1. Ombati

    December 8, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    1. There are however a few issues I would like you to consider seriously in the following chapters:
    Chapter 2
    12. 1 I would like to know where the Labour Day stands in the national calendar. Only three days have been addressed under this section. Where does Christmas, idd, Easter, and Labour Day fall on the national calendar.
    These days be included in the national calendar.
    Chapter 3
    2. i.
    In the recent past we have been bombarded with the issues of women marginalisation. And I agree to some extend this has been. But societies change, and in dealing with the issue of marginalised group especially women I think we might end marginalising the men if we dwell so much on the women.
    Clause I should include men and read as follows
    2. i. Ensuring full participation of men, women, persons with disabilities, marginalised communities and all other citizens in the political, social and economic life of the nation;
    2. j.
    My understanding of the term elective is that a number of people (not one person) subscribing to a common ideology select (by way of casting votes on the principle of one person one vote) one or more people to represent their interests. It does not specify the gender of the person. Based on this I cannot conceive how we can implement a principle that not more than two thirds of the members of elective…. Bodies shall be of the same gender. The elective process is a representation of the wishes of the voters which at one time might be all women, or all men. Because we live in a dynamic society in which believing that women will one day fill our elective posts can never be a dream anymore, particularly given the recent strides taken in educating them of their rights.
    I have two options on this clause: either
    1. Each elective position be filled by two people a man and a woman
    2. Or you leave it to the forces of nature
    I prefer the second option. The reason is that nobody will value what they did not earn. Let the people battle it out, and the winner will value the post.


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