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Most corrupt gov’t department revealed

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday released results of a survey on corruption in the Kenyan government.

According to the EACC report, the government department which receives the highest number of bribes is the Registrar of Persons with a score of 19.9% of all bribes given by Kenyans.

The Registrar of Persons falls under the Immigration Department within the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of Government. The department is charged with issuing birth certificates, national identity cards among other roles.

At position two, 19.7% of the Kenyans polled reported that they had given bribes at Public Hospitals.

The third ranking corrupt body was the police. 17.2% of those polled reported that they had given bribes to regular police.

Also with a score above 15% was the local chief’s office or a village elder who were ranked as the fourth most corrupt government officials having received bribes from 16% of the Kenyans polled.

Kenyans think Police are the most corrupt – EACC

The figures, however, differed from the general perception of Kenyans over which are the most corrupt government institutions.

“On Government Departments and Agencies, one is most likely to encounter corrupt and unethical practices with the Kenya Police (39.6%), Kenya Power and Lighting Company (12.9%), National Hospital Insurance Fund (11.1%), National Youth Service (9.5%), Courts (8.6%) and National Land Commission (8.1%) and Kenya Revenue Authority (6.8%) respectively,” the report outlined.

Overall, the Ministry of Interior was ranked as the most corrupt followed by followed by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Lands and Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure.

Average amount of a bribe in Kenya is Sh3,800 – EACC 2019 Corruption Survey

The EACC survey found that the average amount of a bribe in Kenya stood at Sh3,833.14.

“The average bribe paid dropped further from KES 5,058.75 in the 2017 Survey to stand at KES 3,833.14 in 2018 this being the lowest recorded since 2012,” the survey stated in part.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her

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Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told Kenyans.co.ke that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania

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The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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