Is Kenya a ‘swamp’ of corruption?

30 Nov

Leaked reports from the American embassy in Nairobi have tainted the country as “a swamp of flourishing corruption”.

According to a German magazine-Der Spiegel- “Almost every single sentence in the embassy reports speaks with disdain of the government of President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga”.

The question then begs, does this taint the veritable picture of the country? And is it true that Kenya is a ‘swamp’ of corruption?


Posted by on November 30, 2010 in Uncategorized


10 responses to “Is Kenya a ‘swamp’ of corruption?

  1. kagwanja

    November 30, 2010 at 10:03 am

    i totally agree with this, kenya is a swamp of corruption. Apparently even the two principals are partakers in this gravy train. What have they done for close to ten years now, mega scandal after another.We thought the coalition partner will help sort this mess as he was preaching from a high moral ground before he joined the bandwagon. now see where we are.

  2. Kasembeli Albert

    November 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    The true picture of the magnitude of corruption is worse than what is the public domain.

  3. Simon

    November 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Corruption in Kenya is the manifestation of the devil himself. When
    the good traffic policeman informs you that you either accompany him to the police station(read- sleep in lice and criminal infested cells)for a traffic offence you never did or ‘talk nicely’ (read-give a bribe).The choice as a
    good christian is not so easy.

  4. Michelle

    December 1, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    It’s not a surprise since corruption and tribalism is all over the country in many institutions and parastatals. Loosing jobs over tribalism is ongoing especially if you decide not to be a boot licker!!!!!!!

  5. rwige

    December 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    corruption is as old as man,it will get worse as that’s just prophatic,”Like the days of Noah so shall it be ,so shall it be”Luke21,Matth24,God looked down on humanity and saw corruption and violence,today it’s known as crime on increase due to misused resources,where the youth will be in the next 10 years you can guess,lets talk about it,it’s not only kenya,there is the recipient nations that dont freeze the a/c of African dictators,France tried the other day in pretention.

  6. Charles Ombongi

    December 3, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I have the Kroll report, how can i post it here. you will be suprised how much has been looted from Kenya through the Moi and his cohorts

  7. Miseda George

    December 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Rem Kenya is a man eat man society. so only GOD can save from our shidaz. we’ll never get out of it even in 2099


    December 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Yes i agree kenya is aswarm of corruption and i dont think it wil ever end.Every body in that Goverment has a corrupt mind,corruption will never end but can only be minimised.

  9. Janice

    December 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    The truth hurts but it is all so true. Tribalism abets corruption because we will support one of our own even when we know he is corrupt in the unmistaken belief that he will protect our interest and we will tarnish the names of the ones who can deal corruption a major blow because they belong to the enemy tribe. Unfortunately the “christians” who should be able to judge right also uses the same standard and muddy the waters when one of their own is threatened. We have not appreciated the value of integrity as a nation. The respect we crave for will not be forthcoming beacause we live in deception and still think we are clever enough to fool everybody. Others can see right though our pretentiousness.

  10. Ruth Mwaura

    December 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    please please somebody request P. Lumumba or any other anti corruption officials to investigate the massive corruption going ons at the Kenya Music Copyright board offices in Westlands Nairobi. Talk about a swamp of corruption.


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