UN pushes for technology in the fight against graft

Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology has been touted as a means to fight corruption in both private and public sectors.

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What you need to know:

  • In Kenya, the main corruption loophole, according to audit reports, is manipulation of procurement system and other transactions that have increased the cost of doing business.
  • Experts say the technology allows full traceability of transactions while building the roadmap to identify illicit activities or malfeasance.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has challenged Kenya to embrace use of technology if it is serious about fighting massive corruption in public and private sectors.

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