Why corruption remains a way of life in the public service in Africa

Members of the press outside Integrity Centre, the headquarters of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, on January 13, 2014. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI |

What you need to know:

  • To eliminate corruption in Africa, we must rethink the African state
  • As long as the public space is seen as legitimate only to the extent it can line private pockets, corruption will remain with us

When the news spreads that a relative has died, Kenyans in urban areas will normally gather together to raise some money for funeral arrangements.

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