Why the fight against corruption has never been on government’s agenda

Dr Nelson Githinji, the NYS director-general. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |

What you need to know:

  • Our fight against corruption has been more about form and less about content.

When writing about development, Prof Claude Ake famously argued that the problem is not that development has failed, but that it was never really on the agenda in the first place. I want to submit that the problem is not that Kenya’s fight against corruption has failed, but that it has never really been on the agenda.

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