State capture impeding the fight against procurement-related graft
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Nairobi, Sept. 21 -- It's one year since President William Ruto took over the mantle of leadership. During his swearing-in ceremony, tackling corruption was among the key issues on his "to-do list".
However, according to the latest survey by Infotrak, the 2022 Corruption Perception Index released by Transparency International (TI) ranked Kenya among the most corrupt countries at 123 out of 180.
Procurement-related corruption has become a matter of great concern. Favouritism, nepotism, cronyism, prebendalism and kleptocracy that characterised the previous administrations are finding their way into public procurement despite Kenya having one of the most progressive public procurement laws in the region.
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