Fact check: Does Kenya really lose Sh2 billion to graft daily?

What you need to know:

  • Kenya  ranks worse than average in almost every dimension of corruption involving business interactions with public officials.
  • The value of graft cases involving top government officials registered in court in 2019 was nearly double the amount allocated to the actualisation of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda in the fiscal year 2018/2019, which was Sh73.75 billion.
  • The national government could not account for about Sh514.6 billion, equivalent to Sh1.4 billion daily, in the fiscal year 2017/2018, while in the previous financial year the unexplained amount was Sh381.7 billion (over one billion every day).

‘‘Even those talking about the cost of a referendum, I don’t know where they are getting those figures from. We are waiting for the signatures to be verified then take the process to the counties. These people are misleading the public that Sh2 billion will be spent, yet what they steal every day is more than Sh2 billion.”


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