Kenya’s President Moves to Tackle Corruption, But Is It Enough?

Protesters at an anti-corruption demonstration, Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 1, 2015 (AP photo by Ben Curtis).
Protesters at an anti-corruption demonstration, Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 1, 2015 (AP photo by Ben Curtis).

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the impact of corruption and various countries’ efforts to combat it. Last month, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta called corruption a national security threat and announced a series of measures to help in the fight against corruption. In an email interview, Samuel Kimeu, the executive director of Transparency International-Kenya, discussed corruption in Kenya. WPR: How big of an issue is corruption politically in Kenya, and what are the obstacles to reform? Samuel Kimeu: Corruption is a big issue in Kenya for the general public, government and the private sector. […]

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