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Sunday, June 01, 2003

A Kenyan government report has estimated that corruption costs the country $1,000,000,000 per year.

It is also estimated that corruption results in approximately 25% of all government spending being lost without any benefit to society... and according to Transparency International's "Daily Bribery Survey" Kenyans pay on average 16 bribes a month, simply to go about their ordinary lives!

The head of Transparency International's Kenya chapter, John Githongo, has been put in charge of the country's anti-corruption efforts, and his presence seems to be having an effect as last week all of the heads of government procurement departments were sacked for giving business to companies they part-owned and often failed to deliver the goods...