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Kenya and Uganda most corrupt in East Africa says Transparency International


July 10, 2013 (KAMPALA) - Kenya and Uganda respectively are the most corrupt countries in the East Africa region according to a corruption index released on Tuesday by Transparency International.

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The global barometer survey lists Kenya as the forth most corrupt country in the world while Uganda stands at number 17.

In the East African region the report found that 70% of Kenyans had paid bribes to access service. In Uganda that figure was at 61%.

Tanzania came third with 56% while South Sudan was at 39%. With only 13% saying they had paid bribes, Rwanda was found to be the least corrupt in the region by the transparency report.

Transparency International, which is an independent civil society group to fight against corruption, says the global corruption barometer 2013 surveyed more than 114,000 respondents in 107 countries around the world speaking to a sample of 1,000 people in each country.

In East Africa and other countries in Sub Saharan Africa, the police stood out among the most corrupt public intuitions.

In Uganda, 95% said they had paid bribes to a police officer. The percentage of those who said they had paid bribes to the police was also high in Kenya and Tanzania.


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  • 11 July 2013 08:40, by Brig General Paulino

    Bribery is very high in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.10% -20% to get your claimed.Those who like receiving bribery are as follow.Garang Mabordit,Gier Chuong,Gabriel Marial,Taban Deng,Dr Cherino Heteng,James Kok,Emmanuel Liwolla,Luka Biong,Paul Malong,etc

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    • 11 July 2013 12:04, by Badi Malawi

      south sudan shud be number one becoz they are victims of the above, but it is gud becoz our president start sending them home those corrupt officials

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      • 11 July 2013 14:47, by Zecharia Malong

        you are right Badi,
        corruption in s.sudan is termed as normal action so long every top officials are practicing it with out fear,and even anti-corruption committee is the list.
        Imagine s.sudan in 2yrs time ranked 4th among east african corrupt countries. What will it be in some years to come?

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    • 11 July 2013 17:16, by Zecharia Malong

      These are all from SPLM party which is responsible for rampant corruption in our new nation. SPLM drag the country to 4th rank in most corrupt countries simply b/c they loose vision n directions,have no plan 4country program,have self interests and prioritize non other than to corrupt public funds.

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  • 11 July 2013 08:46, by good luck

    my brorhers and sisters corruption is every were in this world b,se there is no good leaders expected God, must of the leaders wanted to have alot of resouces in his/her family.

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    • 12 July 2013 07:27, by Joseph Canada

      Man you are mistaken. Where I live, corruption and Bribery is alive imprisonment thing. So when you guys say that its something done every where in the World, I stand to disagree with you. Bribe is theft and extortion! Only Ilitrate does it. I was also victimized in Kenya by the guy working in Foreign Affairs Office . He was a Kikuyu guy which makes it understandable because Kyuks with money match

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  • 11 July 2013 09:26, by peter Marial

    In South Sudan, Police and the Judiciary institutions are the most corrupted ones especially in the 4 States of Bhar el Ghazal Region.

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    • 11 July 2013 09:54, by Nuer Empire

      Thank to God! All corruption Engineers are in Dinka Kingdom.
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 11 July 2013 10:03, by moto


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    • 11 July 2013 09:54, by moto


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    • 11 July 2013 09:56, by Nuer Empire

      Yeah Uganda and Kenya are the worst countries ever.

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      • 11 July 2013 10:22, by Tutbol

        Yeah, only a few countries can brag that they are not corrupt. But even the mighties like the US have the most elitized & sophisticated corruptions than anyone can imagine; every elected official in the US of A, have to be courted by the corporate interests groups with what they called donations & these interest groups would be rewarded by their buddies they helped put into power by passing the...

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        • 11 July 2013 10:49, by Tutbol

          ... laws that favored their corporate buddies who help them enter realms of power in the first place & the average johneys & Janneys would be tossed the crumps; if at all they are lucky! And this cronyism system doesn’t just ends in the US. The US exports it to Africa; by hedging the African puppets, the US thinks would be the best to look after the African interests; when in truth...

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          • 11 July 2013 11:13, by Tutbol

            ... these US backed african puppets, would just be controlled by corporates America; just as the corporates America controlled Americans politicians. It is the nature of the beasts fellows, it is plutocracy & fascism. The beasts of fascism & plutocracy have already taken over while the masses are still playing sheep that true democracy still exists in places like the US & that it will someday...

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            • 11 July 2013 11:38, by Tutbol

              ... re-occurs in their towns or hamlets. It is not a crime to keep wishing though, but i doubt if these beasts won’t want to make everybody else their serfs, as it was known in Europeans culture eons ago, where the rich owned everybody else as slaves or serfs. Even in our egalitarian S Sudanese cultures; it will not be long before the words *lower, middle & upper* classes appear in our....

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              • 11 July 2013 11:53, by Tutbol

                ... communities because we love taking-in elements of foreign cultures without first evaluating what may be the consequencies of such cultures impact to our own people ways of lives. Borrow foreign cultures that don’t compromise your own way of life.

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                • 11 July 2013 12:06, by Peter Mading

                  You bribe when you do not anybody= Corruption
                  Employment of kins is another =corruption
                  Where is Number one, two, three, five and Six in corruption??

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      • 11 July 2013 16:34, by Hardlinner

        Nuer empire, why don’t you simply call yourself nuer primitive. People who used their tribal name disgust me to core. I would be really sorry to say that some users of db displayed the characteristics of low IQ individuals .

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  • 11 July 2013 12:47, by Marco Bul

    @TUT BOL.U are really "ramë raan".NUER EMPIRE(as his|her names imply) believe in " muoc rot du,gat maa"

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  • 11 July 2013 16:52, by jay b

    Now when RSS ranking less corrupts no body complain, but when it was ranking fourth of most corrupted country in the whole world the fools were complaining bitterly. The SPLM/A and RSS is out of touch because no vision no direction

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