Kenya corruption costs government dearly


JF-Expert Member
May 26, 2009
The Kenyan government has said it could be losing nearly one-third of the national budget to corruption.
Finance ministry officials told a parliamentary committee the losses could be nearly $4bn (£2.5bn) a year.
They said individuals were taking huge sums meant for development projects.

Analysts say many Kenyans will be surprised not by the news of the losses, but by the fact the admission has come from such senior officials.

Kitu kidogo - the Swahili for "something small" - is how the kickbacks are commonly described in Kenya.
Taking 10% of an awarded tender or inflating project costs are said to be the commonest means of dipping into government coffers.

Corruption has been the Achilles heel of successive Kenyan regimes.
But the efforts of the country's newly-appointed anti-corruption commissioner - who now has the power to prosecute individuals - are causing ripples in government quarters.


JF-Expert Member
Aug 14, 2009
i do not know what it will take to weed out corruption from the GoK. what is the silver bullet to solving this monster that is corruption????

38million kenyans suffer while a few a hundred get all the money and riches. this is just pathetic and it gets my blood boiling out of frustration and anger


JF-Expert Member
Oct 24, 2010
With the newly introduced checks and balances given under the recent adopted constitution Kenya would be able to overcome these difficulties and bring perpetrators to justice. On the contrary in Tanzania perpetrators of corruption still have their heyday; the whole superstructure is not only supportive their evil deeds but it shield them from being removed from power by legal process.


Senior Member
Nov 10, 2009
And election is around the corner, this is something to be looked at

Makindi N

JF-Expert Member
Mar 14, 2008
Bora hao wana-amount sahihi ambayo wanaijua inapotea. Tanzania inawezekana ni nyingi zaidi na hatuzijui tu...... Naipenda Afrika Mashariki yangu......

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