Corruption in Kenya 'worse than ever' says veteran campaigner John Githongo

Kenyan veteran anti-corruption activist and whistle-blower John Githongo, 50, speaks during an interview in Nairobi on July 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO | SIMON MAINA

What you need to know:

  • "Corruption in Kenya has deepened and widened," since President Uhuru Kenyatta came to power in 2013, he claimed.
  • The government insists it is battling graft and Kenyatta has spoken out clearly and often against corruption, including during Obama's visit
  • Paying bribes to police and bureaucrats remains routine for ordinary Kenyans, but Mr Githongo said the current level of corruption outstrips anything he has seen in a more than 20-year career battling graft.

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